Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Georgia Southern University tuition is $4,264 per year for in-state residents. This is 40% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 69% cheaper than the average Georgia tuition of $13,938 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 18th in Georgia amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 48th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $15,050 which represents a 253% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,092 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $6,356.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,650 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Statesboro should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $5,654 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,654 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Georgia residents to go to Georgia Southern University is $22,860 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Georgia residence can expect a one year cost of $33,646.

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

Costs and Tuition for Georgia Southern University
Estimated Budgets
Georgia Resident Total Budget $22,860
   In-State Tuition$4,264
   Other Fees$2,092
   Room and Board$9,650
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,654
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget $33,646
   Out-of-State Tuition$15,050
   Other Fees$2,092
   Room and Board$9,650
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,654
   Books and Supplies$1,200


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 $22,860 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 Georgia Southern University net price for in-state students is $16,032* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

78% of Georgia Southern University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,855. 38 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 $4,442. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Georgia Southern University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Georgia Southern University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$16,032*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid78%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,855
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants38%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,442

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$13,714
$30,001 to $48,000$14,848
$48,001 to $75,000$17,109
$75,001 to $110,000$18,817

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,860 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,860. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $5,855

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

Federal Loans

 31% - $5,265

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

Out of Pocket

 35% -  $6,086

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. Georgia Southern University
Georgia College & State University71.8% more expensive
Citadel Military College of South Carolina98.2% less expensive
College of Charleston98.4% less expensive
Georgia State University63.8% more expensive
Winthrop University248.7% 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 Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern University is $91,440 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 $13,465 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $53,860**

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 $114,300 or $67,325 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 Georgia Southern University.

Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,132
Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,430
Non-Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,525
Non-Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$16,823

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 Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern University
Price per credit hour for Georgia residents$178
Cost for one class for Georgia residents (3 credit hours)$534
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$627
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,881
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,508


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. 61% of Georgia Southern University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,265. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $22,805.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Georgia Southern 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 $53,860, 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 $66,827.91. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Georgia Southern University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 78% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $13,465. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Georgia Southern 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.

Georgia Southern University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$556.90
Amount Borrowed$53,860.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$12,967.91
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$66,827.91

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Georgia Southern University? 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 Georgia Southern 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 $66,827.91 would be needed to afford a $556.90 monthly payment in the example $53,860.00 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 Georgia Southern University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,882 to $4,264. 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 $91,440.00. 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 Georgia Southern University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$31,438$125,751
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$40,124$160,494
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $51,209$204,836
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $59,281$237,123

Tuition History

What was tuition at Georgia Southern University 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$3,644$13,224 11%
2011$3,283$12,627 -29%
2010$4,622$14,150 14.1%
2009$4,050$12,742 4.7%
2008$3,868$12,100 7.4%
2007$3,600$11,245 4%
2006$3,462$10,778 9.8%
2005$3,152$10,120 8.2%
2004$2,912$9,548 8.1%
2003$2,694$8,724 4.6%
2002$2,576$8,372 3%
2001$2,500$8,128 2.8%
2000$2,432$7,856 3.5%
1999$2,349$7,569 4.1%
1998$2,256$6,717 9.8%
1997$2,055$5,934 4.6%
1996$1,965$5,175 4.6%
1995$1,878$4,722 3.9%
1994$1,807$4,570 10.3%
1993$1,638$4,218 1.1%
1992$1,620$4,200 3.6%
1991$1,563$4,041 3.8%
1990$1,506$3,888 4.1%
1989$1,446$3,735 3.2%
1988$1,401$3,600 4.5%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Georgia Southern 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
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 172 5% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 144 6% cheaper
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 142 1% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 126 17% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 103 17% cheaper
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 99 0% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 80 1% cheaper
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 68 9% cheaper
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 62 15% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 61 19% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 56 14% cheaper
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 54 11% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 47 1% cheaper
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 44 13% cheaper
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 41 6% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 40 2% cheaper
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 33 22% cheaper
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 32 9% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 32 5% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 30 3% cheaper
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 28 9% cheaper
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 28 28% cheaper
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 25 0% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 23 9% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 22 18% cheaper
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other Bachelor's Degree 21 26% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 18 11% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 17 5% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 17 18% cheaper
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 16 13% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 14 4% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 11 26% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 11 13% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 10 21% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 9 10% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 8 8% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 8 18% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 8 24% cheaper
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production Bachelor's Degree 7 24% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 6 15% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 5 10% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 5 16% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 8% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 4 8% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 4 18% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 4 19% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 4 8% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 25% cheaper
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 17% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 3 16% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 3 19% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 3 11% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 2 16% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 19% cheaper
Writing, General Bachelor's Degree 2 19% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Development Economics and International Development Bachelor's Degree 1 37% cheaper
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 3% cheaper


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About Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University is a four year public college located in Statesboro, Georgia.  Full time enrollment is 17,122 and part time is 3,551.

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

Georgia Southern University
Veazey Hall- 261 Forest Drive- Statesboro- GA 30460
Statesboro, Georgia

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Georgia Southern 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.

Georgia Southern University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139931 IPEDS survey data.