Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Georgia tuition is $9,552 per year for in-state residents. This is 33% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 33% cheaper than the average Georgia tuition of $14,259 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 31st in Georgia amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 35th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $28,126 which represents a 194% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,278 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $11,830.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,038 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Athens should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $986.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,834 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,374 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Georgia residents to go to University of Georgia is $26,688 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Georgia residence can expect a one year cost of $45,262.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for University of Georgia and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Georgia
Estimated Budgets
Georgia Resident Total Budget $26,688
   In-State Tuition$9,552
   Other Fees$2,278
   Room and Board$10,038
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,834
   Books and Supplies$986
Non-Resident Total Budget $45,262
   Out-of-State Tuition$28,126
   Other Fees$2,278
   Room and Board$10,038
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,834
   Books and Supplies$986


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 $26,688 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 University of Georgia net price for in-state students is $15,934* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

95% of University of Georgia students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $10,076. 20 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 $4,580. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Georgia, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Georgia
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$15,934*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid95%
Average Total Grant Aid$10,076
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants20%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,580

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$10,357
$30,001 to $48,000$11,975
$48,001 to $75,000$15,203
$75,001 to $110,000$17,151

Average Financial Aid Mix - $26,688 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,688. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 44% - $10,076

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

Federal Loans

 25% - $5,613

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

Out of Pocket

 31% -  $7,165

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.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if University of Georgia is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 89/100 for University of Georgia. Considering an average net price paid of $9,693, this leads to an overall value ranking of 82/100. This places the school 20th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Georgia
Clemson University46.4% more expensive
Florida State University57.9% less expensive
North Carolina State University at Raleigh31.6% less expensive
University of Florida53.1% less expensive
Ohio State University3.1% 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 University of Georgia.

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 University of Georgia is $106,752 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 $9,693 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $38,772**

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 $133,440 or $48,465 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 University of Georgia.

Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,776
Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,344
Non-Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,063
Non-Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$22,631

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 University of Georgia 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 University of Georgia
Price per credit hour for Georgia residents$2,838
Cost for one class for Georgia residents (3 credit hours)$8,514
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$8,346
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$25,038
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$33,384


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. 33% of University of Georgia students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,613. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $19,155.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Georgia? 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 $38,772, 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 $48,107.16. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Georgia. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 95% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,693. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Georgia 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.

University of Georgia Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$400.89
Amount Borrowed$38,772.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,335.16
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$48,107.16

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Georgia? 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 University of Georgia, 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 $48,107.16 would be needed to afford a $400.89 monthly payment in the example $38,772.00 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 University of Georgia in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $7,646 to $9,552. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5%. 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 $106,752.00. 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 University of Georgia.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$36,702$146,809
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$46,842$187,369
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $59,784$239,136
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $69,208$276,830

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Georgia 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$6,676$24,411 13.7%
2011$5,873$22,832 -6.6%
2010$6,288$21,964 12.9%
2009$5,569$20,330 5.4%
2008$5,285$19,254 7.2%
2007$4,928$17,881 6.5%
2006$4,628$16,848 8.3%
2005$4,272$15,588 4.8%
2004$4,078$14,854 12.8%
2003$3,616$12,986 5.8%
2002$3,418$11,314 4.3%
2001$3,276$10,794 8%
2000$3,034$10,276 3.5%
1999$2,930$9,860 3.2%
1998$2,838$8,790 5.3%
1997$2,694$7,875 6%
1996$2,542$6,829 8.1%
1995$2,352$6,150 4.5%
1994$2,250$5,940 3.4%
1993$2,175$5,757 4.8%
1992$2,076$5,520 3.7%
1991$2,001$5,313 4.4%
1990$1,917$5,085 4.2%
1989$1,839$4,875 3.9%
1988$1,770$4,608 6.5%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Georgia 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
Child Development Bachelor's Degree 157 34% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 156 22% costlier
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 153 16% costlier
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 135 15% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 126 31% costlier
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 126 17% costlier
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 103 26% costlier
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 88 18% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 83 16% costlier
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 81 21% costlier
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 77 11% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 70 20% costlier
Broadcast Journalism Bachelor's Degree 62 18% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 57 27% costlier
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 53 33% costlier
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 51 26% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 42 28% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 40 9% costlier
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree 36 1% costlier
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 36 21% costlier
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 36 8% costlier
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 35 5% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 34 31% costlier
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 34 25% costlier
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 33 19% costlier
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 33 9% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 29 10% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 29 10% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 27 25% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 26 12% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 23 29% costlier
Ecology Bachelor's Degree 22 5% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 21 22% costlier
Poultry Science Bachelor's Degree 20 17% costlier
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 19 9% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 18 5% costlier
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 18 37% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 18 11% costlier
Food Science Bachelor's Degree 16 15% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 16 22% costlier
Agriculture Bachelor's Degree 15 38% costlier
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 15 13% costlier
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 15 18% costlier
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 15 42% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 15 24% costlier
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 15 5% costlier
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 15 15% costlier
Technical Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 40% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 14 20% costlier
Biological/Biosystems Engineering Bachelor's Degree 14 6% costlier
Housing and Human Environments, General Bachelor's Degree 13 30% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 13 10% costlier
Environmental Health Bachelor's Degree 13 25% costlier
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 12 21% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 11 9% costlier
Turf and Turfgrass Management Bachelor's Degree 11 24% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 11 23% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 10 12% costlier
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 10 4% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 45% costlier
Agricultural Communication/Journalism Bachelor's Degree 9 28% costlier
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 9 21% costlier
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 8 34% costlier
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 32% costlier
Consumer Economics Bachelor's Degree 8 24% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 8 10% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 7 9% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 7 0% cheaper
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 7 13% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 6 4% cheaper
Entomology Bachelor's Degree 6 0% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 6 13% costlier
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 6 22% costlier
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 19% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 5 8% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 1% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 3% costlier
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 5 12% costlier
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Bachelor's Degree 5 27% costlier
Genetics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 5% costlier
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 9% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 4 0% costlier
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology Bachelor's Degree 4 2% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 2% cheaper
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 4 9% cheaper
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 4 3% cheaper
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Bachelor's Degree 4 23% cheaper
Soil Science and Agronomy, General Bachelor's Degree 3 15% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 3 13% costlier
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 5% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 1% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 5% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 3 7% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 3 0% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 2 16% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 2 31% costlier
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 48% costlier
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication Bachelor's Degree 2 3% costlier
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 14% cheaper
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 11% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 19% costlier
Latin Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 13% cheaper
Environmental Chemistry Bachelor's Degree 2 9% costlier
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 2 12% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 2 14% costlier
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 15% costlier
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 24% costlier
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 1 25% costlier
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 22% cheaper
Music Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 1 7% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 13% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 22% costlier
Arabic Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 0% cheaper
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Bachelor's Degree 1 39% costlier
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism Bachelor's Degree 1 5% costlier
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 24% costlier
Forestry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 22% costlier
Cognitive Science Bachelor's Degree 1 16% cheaper
Dairy Science Bachelor's Degree 1 22% costlier
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 1 51% costlier
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 16% cheaper
Family Resource Management Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 25% costlier
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 1 6% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 42% costlier
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper


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About University of Georgia

University of Georgia is a four year public college located in Athens, Georgia.  Full time enrollment is 34,930 and part time is 3,722. Learn more about getting accepted at University of Georgia at CollegeSimply.

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

University of Georgia
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Athens, Georgia

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Georgia 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.

University of Georgia cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139959 IPEDS survey data.