Cost Calculator

This calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending Georgia State University. Figures generated are estimates only and all tuition rates and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Due to your personal choices, Georgia State's standard allowance for some expenses may not match your actual costs. Additionally, the calculator does not include any estimates for personal expenses or travel and such expenses may vary greatly based upon personal choices.
  • The calculator does not include some fees that are course-specific (e.g., lab fees, educational materials, art supplies, etc.).
  • The validity of this Calculator depends on the accuracy of the information you enter.

All amounts shown here or in other University publications or websites represent tuition and fees as currently approved by the University. However, Georgia State reserves the right to modify tuition rates and fees without prior notice and to make such modifications applicable to students currently enrolled at the University, as well as to incoming students. Students are responsible for all charges billed by the University.

  • For additional information regarding undergraduate tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts webpage.
  • For additional information on undergraduate financial aid and the cost of attendance, please visit the Financial Aid website.

The estimates included in the calculator are not binding on the Secretary of Education, Georgia State University, or the State of Georgia.


Note: This cost calculator is for undergraduate students only for the 2016-2017 school year.  Please see the Student Accounts website for graduate tuition, fees and related costs.

Tuition, Books, & Fees

Housing, Meals, & Parking
Financial Aid Information

Please use this section of the calculator to add any scholarships and grants you are eligible to receive for your education. If you wish to investigate these options further, you may go to the FAFSA website (Federal Student Aid). Georgia residents may also wish to learn more about the HOPE Scholarship and the Zell Miller Scholarship or explore the resources at GAcollege411. Georgia State University also offers scholarships to qualified students. For more information, please check out our Scholarships website.

Estimate Grant Amount





To be awarded the in-state tuition discount, you must demonstrate that you, your parent, your spouse or your court-appointed guardian (if you are a minor) is a legal resident of Georgia for tuition purposes. You may establish this claim by providing documentation to support the definition established by the Board of Regents. Please note that establishing residency for tuition purposes as defined by the Board of Regents is different than residency for purposes of such things as voting, having a Georgia driver's license/tag, etc., and requires more than establishing eligibility to vote, securing a driver's license, and/or paying taxes. Check out our information about Tuition Classification.

Rates differ according to shared or private bedroom and/or bathroom and number of roommates [PDF]. Estimates used in the calculator are based on an average room rate for the choice selected. Actual room prices may vary.
University Commons Apartment units with kitchen and living area. All semester rates include electricity/gas/water, internet, basic cable TV connections and furniture. Single and shared bedrooms. $2,794.00 to $4,952.00 per semester

 

University Loft Apartments Apartment units with kitchen and living area. All semester rates include electricity/gas/water, internet, basic cable TV connections and furniture. Single and shared bedrooms.

$2,794.00 to $5,644.00 per semester

 

Greek Row Townhouse units with kitchens and living area on first level. Single or shared bedrooms. All semester rates include electricity/gas/water, internet, basic cable TV connections and furniture.

$2,774.00 to $3,450.00 per semester

 

Piedmont North Traditional-style residential rooms with a bathroom inside unit with shared bedrooms. All semester rates include electricity/gas/water, internet, basic cable TV connections and furniture. Mandatory meal plan included.

$3,896.00 to $5,394.00 per semester

 

Patton Hall (Freshman students only.) Suite-style housing is two residents in one large bedroom joined by a shared bathroom to a single bedroom. All semester rates include electricity/gas/water, internet, basic cable TV connections and furniture. Mandatory meal plan included. $4,164.00 to $5,246.00 per semester

 

Books and Supplies

Books and supply costs vary according to program. We approximate an average of $600.00 per semester.

Mandatory Student Fees

Fall 2015/Spring 2016

$1064

Graduate students awarded a full tuition waiver and International students holding a F1 or J1 visa will be assessed an additional fee for mandatory health insurance. For more information related to coverage dates and rates, see the Student Accounts website.
Tuition

Tuition rates are explained in detail on the Student Accounts website.

Meal Plans and Food

The "all you care to eat" meal plan is a full academic year commitment, and payment is posted to the PantherCard holder's Student Account in two equal installments.

MARTA
For those of you who will use public transportation (MARTA), the University provides a discounted monthly MARTA transcard. Currently, students may purchase the card for $61.00 per month (price subject to change).
Parking
On-campus parking options* Cost:

University Commons tenant parking

$400.00 per semester

University Lofts tenant parking

$360.00 per semester

University Lofts non-tenant parking

$215.00 per semester. No visitor parking allowed in the Lofts parking garage.

Piedmont tenant parking

$400.00 per semester

M Deck semester parking

$215.00 per fall or spring semester

Student parking

$4.50 per entry with valid University Parking permit

Budget card parking

$3.50 per entry with valid University Parking permit ($2.25 after 4 p.m.)

*Remote student parking is available at the Turner Field Blue Lot with PantherExpress Shuttle. Services to/from campus included in Student Transportation Fee.

Education Loan

An education loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest. There are various types of loans available that can be an important part of your paying-for-college strategy.

Veterans Benefits

To determine your GI Bill Educational Benefits visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website.

To obtain information regarding the certification process and how to maintain your GI Bill Educational Benefits at Georgia State, visit the Military Outreach Center's website.

Note: Chapter 33 (Post 911) only covers the cost of in-state tuition.

Determine Grant Amount

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By clicking below, I acknowledge that the estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes Federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Step 1 Determining Dependency

The first step in estimating your EFC is determining your dependency status. There are specific criteria that the Department of Education uses to consider whether a student is dependent or independent. You are considered independent if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • You were born before January 1, 1989.
  • You are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • You are working on a master's or doctorate program during the 2013-2014 school year.
  • You are married as of the date you apply for aid.
  • You are a ward/dependent of the court, or you were a ward/dependent of the court until age 18.
  • You have legal dependents other than a spouse.
  • You are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training.

If you do not meet at least one of the criteria above, you are considered dependent for the purposes of federal financial aid.

Do you meet any of the criteria above?
Step 2 (Dependent Student)
Number in Family: How many people are in your family's household?
(Count yourself, your parent(s), and your parents' other children who are under the age of 24.)
Number in College: Of the number in your family above, how many will be in college next year?
(Count yourself and your siblings; do not count your parents.)
Parent Income: What is the income of your parent(s)?
  • Include income from work, child support, and other sources.
  • If your parent is single, separated, or divorced, include the income for the parent with whom you live.
  • If the parent with whom you live is remarried, include both your parent's income and his/her spouse's income.
Student Income: What is your income?
Step 2 (Independent Student)
Dependents Do you have any eligible dependents other than your spouse (where applicable)?
Number in Family: How many people are in your family's household?
Count yourself and your spouse (if applicable).
Number in College: Of the number of people in your family's household, how many will be in college next year?
(Count yourself, your spouse (if applicable), and any children who are under the age of 24.)
Household Income: What is your household income?
(Include income from work, child support, and other sources; if you are married, include your spouse's income.)