Cost of Attendance (Undergraduate)

Fort Valley State University is known nationally as one of the most affordable colleges in the country. Even so, it is prudent to be conscientious of college costs and make smart financing decisions. As you explore the cost of attendance, also learn about financial aid and scholarships and other ways to reasonably pay for college with limited financial stress, so that you can focus on your studies and your future. You’ve worked hard to get here and now it’s time to invest in your future.

The major expenses to consider are tuition and fees, housing, meal plans, and books, which can vary based on your major and living and dining arrangements. To help you better estimate your college costs, we’ve broken down the major expenses you can expect per semester as an FVSU student if you are an traditional undergraduate student who does not take the majority of their courses online.

Tuition + Fees + Books

In-State:
$4,024

Out-of-State:
$10,725

Cost estimate includes tuition, fees and books (and supplies) per semester. Students generally attend classes for two or three semesters each calendar year. Because FVSU is a Georgia public college, costs are lower for students who are residents of Georgia, called (in-state tuition). In addition, at FVSU, residents of neighboring states can also qualify for in-state tuition at FVSU. These costs are estimates only for the average traditional student who enrolls at FVSU. Actual costs may be different.

Cost Description Per Semester

In-State Tuition and Fees*

Residents of Georgia + [Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee]**

Total: $3,424

Out-of-State Tuition and Fees*

Residents of all other states and countries

Total: $10,125

Cost Breakdown:

Tuition
$2,540

Student Fees
$884

Cost Breakdown:

Tuition
$9,241

Student Fees
$884

* Costs are estimated based on 15 credit hours (full time status) or more for the 2019-2020 academic year.
**Residents of Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee are eligible for out of state border waivers which qualify them to pay in-state tuition at FVSU.

Books

$600 (estimate)

The total cost of books per semester can vary greatly, depending on which books are required for the courses you are taking, whether your books are new or used, and whether they are online or print versions. $600 is used here only to help you estimate your costs; actual costs won’t be known until you actually register for classes and determine what is required.

Additional Expenses to Consider

Housing Costs (on campus housing)

$2,408 – $3,557

Your housing costs at FVSU will depend on your living arrangements. Students who live on campus can live in student apartments, suites, or the traditional dormitory, all of which offer varying degrees of privacy which changes the costs. In general, all freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus unless they are over 21 years old or are residents of nearby Peach, Houston, Bibb, Macon, Crawford, or Taylor counties, in which case they are permitted to live at home with their parents or guardians and commute to campus.

Freshman/Sophomore Options

Wildcat Commons Residence Hall Suites
(Buildings 3-7)

  • 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and kitchenette:
    $2,408 per semester
  • 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, and kitchenette:
    $2,595 per semester
  • 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, living room, and kitchenette: $2,790 per semester

Junior/Senior Options

Wildcat Commons Residence Hall Apartments
(Buildings 1-2)

  • 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, living room, and full kitchen: $3,117 per semester
  • 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, living room, and full kitchen: $3,557 per semester

Meal Plans

$1,310 – $1,968

Students who live on campus purchase meal plans, which allow them to eat nineteen meals per week in the main dining facility, which features an all-you-care-to-eat buffet. In addition, most meal plans include “Wildcat Cash,” which can be used to eat at other campus dining locations, like Chik-fil-A or the Slice of Life Pizzeria. Students who do not live on campus (commuter students) can also purchase more limited meal plans, which allow them to space out the meals they eat across the semester. All students have to purchase a meal plan unless they are commuter students.

Meal Plans for Students Who Live On Campus

  • Wildcat Silver Plan: $1,881 per semester
    19 meals per week in the main dining center plus $150 in Wildcat Cash
  • Wildcat Gold Plan: $1,930 per semester
    19 meals per week in the main dining center plus $200 in Wildcat Cash
  • Wildcat Platinum Plan: $1,968 per semester
    19 meals per week in the main dining center plus $200 in Wildcat Cash

Additional option for juniors and seniors who reside in campus apartments with full kitchens (Wildcat Commons Buildings 1-2)

  • Wildcat Blue Plan: $1,310 per semester
    2 meals per day in the main dining center plus $100 in Wildcat Cash

Commuter Student Options

Commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan; however, options are available if they choose to dine on campus.

  • 25 meals in the main dining center: $171 per semester
  • 50 meals in the main dining center: $306 per semester
  • 75 meals in the main dining center: $409 per semester

Total Cost Estimates Per Semester (On-Campus Residents)

In-State:
$7,742 – $9,549‬

Residents of Georgia + [Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee]

Out-of-State:
$14,443 – $16,150

Residents of all other states

Cost estimate includes tuition, fees and books + housing and meals per semester. Note that costs for commuter students will be different.

Personalize Your Cost Calculation

The costs presented here are general estimates to be used only to help you get a good idea of the cost of attendance at FVSU. You can get a more accurate calculation of your personal estimated costs using our Net Price Calculator.

Detailed Breakdown

The costs presented here are general estimates for undergraduate students taking fifteen credit hours or more and may not include all fees and expenses which may be costs of attendance, such as lab fees for science majors, application fees, late fees, etc. For a more detailed cost breakdown, please review the official 2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Schedule.