Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of West Georgia tuition is $4,264 per year for in-state residents. This is 41% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 70% cheaper than the average Georgia tuition of $14,259 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 17th in Georgia amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 49th 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 $2,024 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $6,288.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,708 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Carrollton should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,600.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $6,800 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $6,800 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Georgia residents to go to University of West Georgia is $24,396 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Georgia residence can expect a one year cost of $35,182.

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

Costs and Tuition for University of West Georgia
Estimated Budgets
Georgia Resident Total Budget $24,396
   In-State Tuition$4,264
   Other Fees$2,024
   Room and Board$9,708
   On-Campus Other Budget$6,800
   Books and Supplies$1,600
Non-Resident Total Budget $35,182
   Out-of-State Tuition$15,050
   Other Fees$2,024
   Room and Board$9,708
   On-Campus Other Budget$6,800
   Books and Supplies$1,600


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 $24,396 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 West Georgia net price for in-state students is $14,351* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

86% of University of West Georgia students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,799. 53 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 $4,672. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of West Georgia, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of West Georgia
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,351*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid86%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,799
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants53%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,672

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$12,951
$30,001 to $48,000$13,819
$48,001 to $75,000$16,382
$75,001 to $110,000$18,054

Average Financial Aid Mix - $24,396 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $24,396. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 39% - $6,799

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

Federal Loans

 33% - $5,735

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

Out of Pocket

 29% -  $5,062

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. University of West Georgia
Columbus State University0% less expensive
Macon State College46.6% less expensive
Middle Tennessee State University64.9% more expensive
Augusta State University5.8% more expensive
University of South Carolina Upstate166.7% 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 University of West 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 West Georgia is $97,584 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 $9,414 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $37,656**

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 $121,980 or $47,070 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 West Georgia.

Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,132
Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,198
Non-Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,525
Non-Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,591

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 West 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 West Georgia
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. 65% of University of West Georgia students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,735. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $21,328.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of West 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 $37,656, 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 $46,722.46. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of West Georgia. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 86% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,414. 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 West 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 West Georgia Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$389.35
Amount Borrowed$37,656.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,066.46
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$46,722.46

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of West 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 West 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 $46,722.46 would be needed to afford a $389.35 monthly payment in the example $37,656.00 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 West Georgia 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 $97,584.00. 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 West Georgia.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$33,550$134,201
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$42,819$171,278
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $54,650$218,599
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $63,264$253,056

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of West 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$3,787$13,368 2.5%
2011$3,696$13,272 -31.3%
2010$5,382$17,358 33.9%
2009$4,018$12,710 8.5%
2008$3,704$11,936 7.4%
2007$3,448$11,093 5.4%
2006$3,270$10,586 12.5%
2005$2,906$9,874 4.8%
2004$2,774$9,410 8.4%
2003$2,558$8,588 -14.8%
2002$3,004$8,800 25.5%
2001$2,394$8,022 6.4%
2000$2,250$7,674 4.3%
1999$2,158$7,378 3.4%
1998$2,088$6,549 -11.7%
1997$2,364$5,853 4%
1996$2,274$5,484 25.9%
1995$1,806$4,650 2.3%
1994$1,766$4,529 -14.6%
1993$2,067$4,749 25%
1992$1,653$4,233 -14.6%
1991$1,935$4,413 27%
1990$1,524$3,906 4.7%
1989$1,455$3,744 3.9%
1988$1,401$3,600 6.4%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of West 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
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 190 1% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 180 2% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 126 2% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 90 3% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 89 13% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 76 5% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 76 13% cheaper
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 48 13% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 46 9% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 43 15% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 41 5% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 38 15% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 36 14% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 36 12% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 32 10% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 27 0% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 24 4% costlier
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 23 3% costlier
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 23 2% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 22 5% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 21 16% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 18 1% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 17 21% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 16 14% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 16 15% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 14 4% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 12 5% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 11 22% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 7% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 9 22% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 8 17% cheaper
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 15% costlier
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 22% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 5% costlier
International Economics Bachelor's Degree 5 31% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 5 12% cheaper
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 4 15% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 18% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Economics, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 32% cheaper
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 12% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 1 18% cheaper


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About University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia is a four year public college located in Carrollton, Georgia.  Full time enrollment is 9,339 and part time is 4,394. Learn more about getting accepted at University of West Georgia at CollegeSimply.

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

University of West Georgia
1601 Maple St
Carrollton, Georgia

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of West 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 West Georgia cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141334 IPEDS survey data.