Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Central Georgia Technical College tuition is $1,920 per year for in-state residents. This is 46% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 57% cheaper than the average Georgia tuition of $4,514 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 1st in Georgia amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 49th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $3,840 which represents a 100% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $330 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $2,250.

Housing Costs

Central Georgia Technical College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Macon area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $2,000.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,386.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $0 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Georgia residents to go to CGTC is $5,636 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Georgia residence can expect a one year cost of $7,556. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $3,636.

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

Costs and Tuition for Central Georgia Technical College
Estimated Budgets
Georgia Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$5,636
   In-State Tuition$1,920
   Other Fees$330
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$2,000
   Off-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$1,386
Georgia Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$3,636
   In-State Tuition$1,920
   Other Fees$330
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$1,386


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 $5,636 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 CGTC net price for in-state students is $0* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

0% of Central Georgia Technical College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $0. 76 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 $4,911. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Central Georgia Technical College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Central Georgia Technical College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$0*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid0%
Average Total Grant Aid$0
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants76%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,911

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 $30,000n/a
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $5,636 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $5,636. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 0% - $0

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Central Georgia Technical College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

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

Out of Pocket

 100% -  $5,636

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 Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Central Georgia Technical College
Georgia Military College Warner Robins Campus125% more expensive
Middle Georgia Technical College0% less expensive
Georgia Military College Milledgeville Campus126.9% more expensive
Southern Crescent Technical College11.4% more expensive
Oconee Fall Line Technical College11.2% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Central Georgia Technical College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at CGTC is $11,272 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 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 $1,531 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $3,062**

**Based on a 2 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 Central Georgia Technical College.

Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$960
Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$2,818
Non-Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,920
Non-Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$3,778

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 Central Georgia Technical College 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 Central Georgia Technical College
Price per credit hour for Georgia residents$45
Cost for one class for Georgia residents (3 credit hours)$135
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$90
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$270
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$360


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. 0% of Central Georgia Technical College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $0.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Central Georgia Technical College? 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 $3,062, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $3,799.24. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Central Georgia Technical College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 0% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $1,531. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Central Georgia Technical College 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.

Central Georgia Technical College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$31.66
Amount Borrowed$3,062.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$737.24
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$3,799.24

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend CGTC? 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 Central Georgia Technical College, 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 $3,799.24 would be needed to afford a $31.66 monthly payment in the example $3,062.00 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 Central Georgia Technical College in the future? 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 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $11,272.00. 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 Central Georgia Technical College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$7,373$14,746
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$9,410$18,820
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $12,010$24,020
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $13,903$27,806

Tuition History

What was tuition at CGTC 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$1,800$3,600 11.1%
2011$1,620$3,240 -20.7%
2010$2,043$3,843 32.7%
2009$1,539$2,835 0%
2008$1,539$2,835 13.2%
2007$1,359$2,475 0%
2006$1,359$2,475 18.6%
2005$1,146$2,292 3.2%
2004$1,110$2,220 5.1%
2003$1,056$2,112 3.5%
2002$1,020$1,920 3.7%
2001$984$1,848 5.5%
2000$933$1,761 8.4%
1999$861$1,722 0%
1998$861$1,722 13.9%
1997$756$1,512 0%
1996$756$1,512 16.1%
1995$651$1,278 8.5%
1994$600$1,752 8.1%
1993$555$1,110 -16.9%
1992$668$1,336 15.2%
1991$580$1,160 10.7%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Central Georgia Technical College 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
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 22 61% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 20 60% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 18 60% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 18 61% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 17 61% cheaper
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other Associate's Degree 17 57% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 16 60% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 15 63% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 14 63% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 13 61% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 13 65% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 12 60% cheaper
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 58% cheaper
Instrumentation Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 55% cheaper
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 9 59% cheaper
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 8 55% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Associate's Degree 7 58% cheaper
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General Associate's Degree 6 61% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 6 56% cheaper
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 5 65% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 5 59% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 4 62% cheaper
Adult Development and Aging Associate's Degree 4 61% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 4 59% cheaper
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 4 58% cheaper
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Associate's Degree 3 57% cheaper
Geographic Information Science and Cartography Associate's Degree 3 54% cheaper
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Associate's Degree 2 63% cheaper
Carpentry/Carpenter Associate's Degree 2 60% cheaper
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 2 62% cheaper
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 2 61% cheaper
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 1 62% cheaper
Cabinetmaking and Millwork Associate's Degree 1 54% cheaper
Construction Management Associate's Degree 1 61% cheaper


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About Central Georgia Technical College

Central Georgia Technical College is a two year community college located in Macon, Georgia.  Full time enrollment is 2,712 and part time is 3,415.  Central Georgia Technical College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Dr
Macon, Georgia

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Central Georgia Technical College 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.

Central Georgia Technical College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140304 IPEDS survey data.