Cost of college went down for all students at Gordon State College


In-state tuition and fees fell 3.7 percent for 2017-18 at Gordon State College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Georgia residents paid $3,828 to attend the four-year public institution this year $146 less than the $3,974 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 161.5 percent more than residents this year, or $10,010. Their price tag was reduced 14.6 percent from $11,719 in 2016-17.

About 99 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Georgia residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 92 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 771 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.96 million and 569 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.08 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,979 students used grants or scholarships totaling $13.3 million. Another 2,273 took out $12.81 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~3,862
$3,510
$3,551
$3,974
$3,828
9.1%
Out-of-state
~39
$9,937
$10,158
$11,719
$10,010
0.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Gordon State College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
609
64%
$2,805,728
$4,607
State / local grant or scholarship
370
39%
$964,938
$2,608
Institutional grants or scholarships
80
8%
$193,648
$2,421
Grant or scholarship aid total
771
82%
$3,964,314
$5,142
Federal student loans
568
60%
$2,998,082
$5,278
Other student loans
14
1%
$79,470
$5,676
Student loan aid
569
60%
$3,077,552
$5,409
Total student aid
872
92%

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