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.

Thrive at Georgia participants are responsible for all costs associated with participation in the program including: the Thrive program fee ($646.74) and University tuition and fees for the 6 credit hours that each student enrolls in for online Thrive courses.


Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal financial aid for Thrive, you must complete the 2023-24 FAFSA  in addition to the 2024-25 FAFSA you may already have completed for Fall 2024. This is because the Summer term during which Thrive takes place is considered part of the 2023-24 Academic Year. The 2024-25 Academic Year, for which the 2024-25 FAFSA applies, begins in Fall 2024.


Please note that the last day to submit a 2023-24 FAFSA is June 30, 2024. The U.S. Department of Education will not process any 2023-24 FAFSAs submitted after this date.


Estimated Cost of Attendance

Note that the Thrive Program Fee totals $646.74, and students are responsible to ensure this total amount is paid for program participation. A portion of the Thrive Program Fee ($287) 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 portion of the Thrive Program Fee amount not included in the Estimated Cost of Attendance. The out of pocket Thrive Program Fee portion is $359.74.


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*For the Summer 2024 semester, In-State (Resident) Tuition is $326 per hour, Out-of-State (Non- Resident) Tuition is $961 per hour, and Fees are $878 for students on the Athens campus. For the 2023-2024 academic year and the Thrive program, the HOPE Scholarship pays eligible students $1,536 toward tuition costs and the Zell Miller Scholarship pays eligible students $1,956 toward 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.)

**Fees for 2024 are subject to change and will be updated accordingly.

Students will be able to see their bill for University tuition and fees when they register for classes. The payment will be due the first day of classes on Monday, July 8th. 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 Thrive at Georgia. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid’s (OSFA) website for instructions on the Zell Miller Scholarship/HOPE Scholarship application process.



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