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 future.

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

Cost Breakdown:

Out-of-State Tuition and Fees*

Residents of all other states and countries                                                         

Total: $10,125

Cost Breakdown:

Tuition
$2,540

Student Fees
$884

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 register for classes and determine what is required.

Additional Expenses to Consider

Housing Costs (on campus housing)

$2,555 – $3,775

Your housing costs at FVSU will depend on your living arrangements. Students 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:
    $2,555 per semester
  • 4-bedroom, 2 bathroom, and kitchenette:
    $2,754 per semester
  • 4-bedroom, 2 bathroom, living room, and
    kitchenette: $2,961 per semester
  • 5-bedroom, 2 bathroom, and kitchenette:
    $2,652 per semester

Junior/Senior Options

Wildcat Commons Residence Hall Apartments
(Buildings 1-2)

  • 4-bedroom, 2 bathroom, living room, and full kitchen: $3,309 per semester
  • 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom, living room, and full kitchen: $3,775 per semester

Meal Plans

$1,458 – $2,192

Students who live on campus purchase meal plans, allowing 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 Chick-fil-A or the Slice of Life Pizzeria. Students who do not live on campus (commuter students) can also purchase more limited meal plans, allowing them to space out their meals across the semester. All residential students must purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plans for Students Who Live on Campus

  • Wildcat Silver Plan: $2,098 per semester
    19 meals per week in the main dining center plus $150 in Wildcat Cash
  • Wildcat Gold Plan: $2,150 per semester
    19 meals per week in the main dining center plus $200 in Wildcat Cash
  • Wildcat Platinum Plan: $2,192 per semester
    19 meals per week in the main dining center plus $200 in Wildcat Cash
  • Wildcat Blue Plan: $1,458 per semester (Wildcat Commons 1-2 Residents)
    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 dine on campus.

  • 25 meals in the main dining center: $190 per semester
  • 50 meals in the main dining center: $340 per semester
  • 75 meals in the main dining center: $455 per semester

Total Cost Estimates Per Semester (On-Campus Residents)

In-State:
$8,037 – $9,991‬

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

Out-of-State:
$14,738 – $16,692

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 2022-2023 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Schedule.