The below cost information has been updated as of April 17th, 2020.

The University of Georgia requires admitted first-year students to indicate their intention to enroll by paying a non-refundable $300. This $300 commitment deposit will apply toward your student account balance and orientation fee and is not included in the Cost of Attendance below.

Freshman College Summer Experience (FCSE) participants are responsible for all costs associated with participation in the program including: the FCSE program fee ($622.40) and University tuition and fees for the 6 credit hours that each student enrolls in for online FCSE courses.

Note that the FCSE Program Fee totals $622.40, and students are responsible to ensure this total amount is paid for program participation. A portion of the fee is included below in the Estimated Cost of Attendance, as Federal Financial Aid can only be applied to this partial amount and the Estimated Cost of Attendance. Participants will be required to pay out of pocket the remaining fee amount not included in the Estimated Cost of Attendance of $360.40 ($622.40 less $262).

Additionally, the lines for Food, Housing, Transportation, and Personal Expenses below are estimated for students living with parents/guardian based on survey data and information from Department of Bureau and Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index. If the parent/guardian does not ask the student to help with household expenses then the student would not actually incur those costs during FCSE. 

*For FCSE 2020, the charges a student will incur from the University are Tuition, Fees, and the FCSE Program fee ($622.40). Students may also need to purchase textbooks/supplies if required by their instructors.


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*Georgia Resident Tuition Summer 2020 Short Session II is $326 per hour. Non-resident Tuition is $961 per hour. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the HOPE Scholarship pays $1,536 and the Zell Miller Scholarship pays $1,956 of tuition costs. (Please note that the HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship are only available to in-state students and the amounts are subject to adjustment at any time by the Georgia Assembly.)

Students will be able to see their bill for University tuition and fees on June 29th. The payment will be due the first day of classes on Monday, July 6th. All payments will be made in Student Accounts via Athena.


Zell Miller Scholarship/HOPE Scholarship Recipients

The Zell Miller and HOPE scholarships can be applied to courses taken in the Freshman College Summer Experience. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid’s (OSFA) website for instructions on the Zell Miller Scholarship/HOPE Scholarship application process.

Federal Student Aid

Students who wish to apply for federal student aid such as the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Student Loans must do so by June 30, 2020. To apply for Federal Aid for the Freshman College Summer Experience, you must complete the FAFSA for the 2019-20 academic year.


For all questions related to cost of attendance and financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid by calling 706-542-6147 or emailing