Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$13,502
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,168
$30k - $48k
$13,063
$48k - $75k
$16,099
$75k - $110k
$17,559
$110k+
$17,188
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,853
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,638
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,272
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
88%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,640
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,841
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,408
Students receiving state aid
49%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,676
Students receiving federal aid
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,841
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$40,615,492
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,671,399

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,190
Students receiving federal loans
67%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,766
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,143
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,750
Loan Default Rate
8%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$262

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
You will get your money's worth here at VSU. VSU is a lot cheaper than other universities and still comes with many benefits. Currently, we have a new Student Center opening up. The new Student Center will have restaurants such as Starbucks, lounging areas, and rumor is that it may have a movie theater. We also have a recreation center that has three basketball courts, volleyball courts in and out-door, racquetball, in-door swimming pool, rock climbing, aerobic room, track and weight room. What about if you are hungry? At VSU we have two cafeterias. If you cannot stand eating the cafeteria food we have restaurants such as Chick-Fe-La, Quiznos, Skyranch (grilled food), Salsa Rico and Sub shops. There is also a convenient store that has food suck as hot dogs, candy, bagels, frozen foods, milk, lunchable's, drinks, etc. Be careful, rather expensive.
Marcel Smith
Valdosta State University is the total package. Finding one's way around campus is easy - most everything one needs is within walking distance. VSU's shuttle buses are also very convenient (the new ones have air conditioning!). There are also a number of choices when it comes to dining. VSU's meal plans will keep money in one's pocket. Not down for cafeteria food? VSU offers a number of retail dining centers including Chic-Fil-A, Quizno's, and Salsa Rico.
Steven from Valdosta, GA
The cost of Valdosta State University beats out the cost of all my friends colleges! VSU's price of room and board, tuition, and fees is cheaper than most of the colleges in the United States (for it to be a university!). We have it all in one....a movie theatre, cafe, gym......all already paid for out of tuition and fees!
Lisa Cordella
If you have concerns about getting the biggest bang for your buck I think that Valdosta State is just the right place for you. From the start all i have to say is V-Sate has its own rock climbing wall!! Yes, i said it! 30 feet standing tall and bold. Valdosta is the place to be, and if have not said enough an indoor swimming pool! V-State is home to one of the most beautiful campuses available for college living! Unlimited access to recreation and dining facilities. Not to mention the act that Valdosta State has at least 15 dining locations on campus and is actually building a new student union for the spring semester with 5 more!! The campus also has a great wi-fi connection with its own wireless network and technology shop as well. Not to mention all of the computer resources available throughout the entire campus. Valdosta also has very nice convenient shuttle bus's that transport you all over campus.
Sandra from Columbus, GA
You get a great education for the money you are paying. Valdosta State is a great investment towards your future. It won't be a waist of your time nor money to apply, and actually attend.
Tempest from Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State is a cheaper college to attend than most Universities in the State of Georgia. On campus living is recommended to all new incoming students and is an inexpensive way to go to save money, and meet tons of new people.
Corey
Especially if you have the HOPE scholarship, the bang for the buck factor is great! The tuition is smaller compared to the bigger public universities, and you get the same education.
Sarah from Valdosta, GA