Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Armstrong State University tuition is $3,965 per year for in-state residents. This is 44% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 72% cheaper than the average Georgia tuition of $13,938 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 14th in Georgia amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 52nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $14,426 which represents a 264% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,474 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $5,439.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,176 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Savannah should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,573.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,587 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,065 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Georgia residents to go to AASU is $20,775 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Georgia residence can expect a one year cost of $31,236.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Armstrong State University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Armstrong State University
Estimated Budgets
Georgia Resident Total Budget $20,775
   In-State Tuition$3,965
   Other Fees$1,474
   Room and Board$10,176
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,587
   Books and Supplies$1,573
Non-Resident Total Budget $31,236
   Out-of-State Tuition$14,426
   Other Fees$1,474
   Room and Board$10,176
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,587
   Books and Supplies$1,573


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $20,775 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported AASU net price for in-state students is $14,013* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

77% of Armstrong State University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,646. 46 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,357. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Armstrong State University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Armstrong State University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,013*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid77%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,646
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants46%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,357

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$12,525
$30,001 to $48,000$12,893
$48,001 to $75,000$15,768
$75,001 to $110,000$17,356

Average Financial Aid Mix - $20,775 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $20,775. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 33% - $5,646

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Armstrong State University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 30% - $5,120

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 37% -  $6,422

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Armstrong State University
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College36.9% less expensive
Gordon College31.2% less expensive
University of North Carolina at Pembroke7.7% less expensive
North Carolina Central University6% less expensive
The University of Virginia's College at Wise35.3% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Armstrong State University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at AASU is $83,100 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $10,520 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $42,080**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $103,875 or $52,600 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Armstrong State University.

Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,982
Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,388
Non-Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,213
Non-Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$15,618

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Armstrong State University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Armstrong State University
Price per credit hour for Georgia residents$165
Cost for one class for Georgia residents (3 credit hours)$495
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$601
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,803
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,404


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 58% of Armstrong State University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,120. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $20,940.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Armstrong State University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $42,080, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $52,211.63. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Armstrong State University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 77% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $10,520. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Armstrong State University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Armstrong State University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$435.10
Amount Borrowed$42,080.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$10,131.63
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$52,211.63

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend AASU ? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Armstrong State University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $52,211.63 would be needed to afford a $435.10 monthly payment in the example $42,080.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Armstrong State University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,610 to $3,965. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $83,100.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Armstrong State University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$28,570$114,282
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$36,464$145,856
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $46,538$186,153
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $53,874$215,496

Tuition History

What was tuition at AASU five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$3,522$12,813 2.6%
2011$3,432$3,432 -15.2%
2010$4,048$13,336 11.9%
2009$3,616$12,127 10.9%
2008$3,262$11,379 6.5%
2007$3,062$10,707 4.7%
2006$2,924$10,240 12.4%
2005$2,602$9,238 0%
2004$2,602$9,238 8.8%
2003$2,392$8,425 3.4%
2002$2,314$8,110 3.2%
2001$2,242$7,872 6.9%
2000$2,098$5,714 3.9%
1999$2,020$7,240 3%
1998$1,962$6,423 6.9%
1997$1,836$5,715 6.8%
1996$1,719$4,929 5.9%
1995$1,623$4,467 3.5%
1994$1,568$4,331 3.1%
1993$1,521$4,203 3.7%
1992$1,467$4,047 3.8%
1991$1,413$3,891 3.5%
1990$1,365$3,747 7.6%
1989$1,269$3,471 0%
1988$1,269$3,456 5.1%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Armstrong State University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Bachelor's Degree 84 26% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 80 10% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 65 15% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 53 23% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 46 41% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 46 22% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree 36 7% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 35 12% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 29 23% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 29 8% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 22 20% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 22 9% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 21 20% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 20 24% cheaper
Physical Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 20 23% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 19 30% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 17 24% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 17 60% costlier
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 15 11% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 13 25% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 13 26% cheaper
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments Bachelor's Degree 12 15% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 11 15% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 11 25% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 28% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 7 12% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 6 24% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 18% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 14% cheaper
Legal Professions and Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 25% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 34% cheaper
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper


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About Armstrong State University

Armstrong State University is a four year public college located in Savannah, Georgia.  Full time enrollment is 5,049 and part time is 2,108.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Armstrong State University
11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, Georgia

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Armstrong State University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Armstrong State University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=138789 IPEDS survey data.