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2007-2008 Gainesville State College Catalog 
2007-2008 Gainesville State College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Financial Information

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Fees and Expenses


Gainesville State College fees are assessed according to the policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester.

Fees are in the form of tuition fees, nonresident tuition fees, activity fees, technology fees, and other fees as applicable. Fees of all students are due and payable at the time of registration or by the payment deadline specified on the schedule/fee bill. Payment may be made with cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

Failure to fulfill financial obligations may result in denial of readmission, registration, certification of attendance, transcripts, graduation, etc. Official transcripts will not be issued and graduation will be denied for students whose accounts are delinquent.

If a bank declines payment of a student’s personal check and returns it to the College, the student will be assessed a twenty-five dollar ($25) service charge.

Please note that the fee amounts specified below reflect charges for Spring Semester 2006. Fees and charges are subject to change in response to changes in University System of Georgia and/or Gainesville State College policies.


For specific tuition amounts, go to www.gsc.edu/admin/registrar/fees.htm. Georgia residents who are enrolled in less than 12 semester hours within a semester are charged by the credit hour. There is no tuition fee charged for semester hours beyond twelve in any one semester.


For specific tuition amounts, go to www.gsc.edu/admin/registrar/fees.htm. Non-Georgia residents will be charged a non-resident tuition fee in addition to all other fees. Legal residency requirements are stated in the Admissions chapter of the catalog.


An activity fee of twenty-two dollars ($22) per semester is assessed all students registering for less than seven semester hours and forty-two dollars ($42) per semester for students registering for seven or more semester hours.


A technology fee of twenty dollars ($20) per semester is assessed for all students registering for less than seven semester hours and thirty dollars ($30) per semester for students registering for seven or more semester hours.

OTHER FEES (as applicable)

Application for Admission (Online)   25.00
Application for Admission (Paper Copy)   35.00
Auto Registration   10.00
CLEP   75.00
COMPASS Placement Retest (1, 2, or 3 tests)   50.00
Graduation   25.00
Independent Study   20.00
International Student SEVIS   100.00
International Student Health Insurance (2006-2007)    
[Fall - 358.00; Spring/Summer - 472.00 (student only)]    
Late Registration   50.00
NSF Check Charge   25.00
Placement Test Retest   50.00
TOEFL   30.00
Transcript (only for special handling)   10.00
Course Related Fees*       Gainesville   Oconee
PHED 1002   CPR/First Aid   $ 9.00   $ 9.00
PHED 1108   Bait Casting   5.00   5.00
PHED 1112   Yoga   10.00   10.00
PHED 1113   Beginning Karate   50.00   50.00
PHED 1114   Ropes Course Challenge   75.00   75.00
PHED 1115   Beginning Bowling   75.00   75.00
PHED 1116   Intermediate Karate   50.00   50.00
PHED 1214   Beginning Golf   60.00   60.00
PHED 1215   Advanced Golf   60.00   60.00
PHED 1202   Firearm Safety & Marksmanship   200.00   200.00
PHED 1229   Beginning Tennis   0.00   50.00
PHED 1230   Advanced Tennis   0.00   50.00
PHED 1302   Rock Climbing / Rappelling   70.00   70.00
PHED 1304   Caving / Spelunking   70.00   70.00
PHED 1306   Wilderness Survival Skills   60.00   60.00
PHED 1400   Rowing   30.00   30.00
PHED 1401   Canoeing / Kayaking   30.00   30.00
PHED 1403   Beginning Sailing / Basic Keelboat   400.00   400.00
PHED 1528   Lifeguard Training   8.00   8.00
PHED 1530   Scuba   219.00   219.00
PHED 1701   Beginning Horseback Riding   200.00   200.00
PHED 1702   Intermediate Horseback Riding   200.00   200.00
PHED 1800   Snow Skiing   220.00   220.00
Science Lab   24.00   24.00    
Applied Art (Studio Art Courses)   40.00   -    
Applied Music   100.00 per semester hr        
B.S. Early Childhood Education (P-5) major cohort   75.00 per semester        
Health Professions Lab   34.00   -    
Lifesaving Certification   8.00   8.00    

* Course fees are not covered by the HOPE Program


Textbooks and supplies are available in the College Bookstore. The cost of books and supplies will vary with the courses selected by the individual student. An estimate of this cost is from three hundred dollars ($300) to four hundred fifty dollars ($450) each semester.

Refund Policy


The only time students will receive a refund for course load reduction is during the Schedule Adjustment (Drop/Add - Phase III) registration period at the beginning of each semester.

NOTE: Students who drop one or more courses, thereby creating a course load reduction after the Schedule Adjustment period, are not eligible for any refund.

Students who officially withdraw from the College may receive refunds on tuition, non-resident tuition, and student activity fees, according to the following University System of Georgia Board of Regents Refund Policy:

The refund amount for students withdrawing from the institution shall be based on a pro rata percentage determined by dividing the number of calendar days in the semester that the student completed by the total calendar days in the semester. The total calendar days in a semester includes weekends, but excludes scheduled breaks of five or more days and days that a student was on an approved leave of absence. The unused portion shall be refunded up to the point in time that the amount equals 60%.

Students who withdraw from the institution when the calculated percentage of completion is greater than 60% are not entitled to a refund of any portion of institutional charges.

A refund of all non-resident fees, tuition fees, and other mandatory fees shall be made in the event of the death of a student at any time during the academic session.

Refund checks will be mailed within approximately one (1) week after the official withdrawal date if fees were paid with cash. If fee payment was by personal check, refunds will be mailed within three (3) weeks. If paid by credit card, a credit will be issued to the credit card account.

The following are not entitled to any refund of fees:

  1. Students who withdraw after the first 60% of the semester has elapsed.
  2. Students suspended for disciplinary reasons.
  3. Students whose registration is canceled and who are withdrawn because of incomplete admission procedures (failure to take required tests, failure to furnish all admission documents, etc.).
  4. Students whose registration is canceled because they are determined to be ineligible for admission after having been granted admission.

Student Budget Worksheet




Estimate your yearly expenses while attending Gainesville State College and enter the amounts on the appropriate lines below. To assist you, typical ranges of student expenses have been listed. Estimated expenses are based on a nine month academic year.

1. Tuition, Student Activity, Technology and Parking Fees for Full-Time enrollment (fees for Science laboratory, Art, and/or Music are not included)      
    Georgia Resident $1,632 ($816 per semester)  
    Out-Of-State Fees $6,036 ($3,018 per semester) $
2. Room and Board      
    Live With Parents & Commute From Home      
      $3,600-$4,000 allowance    
    Off-Campus Housing      
      Variable-range of $8,000-$12,000   $
3. Books and Supplies range      
    Depending on major $700-$900   $
4. Transportation range of $2,100-$2,600   $
5. Personal Expenses for clothes, recreation, and miscellaneous $1,000-$1,500 allowance   $


After discussing available resources with your family, list estimated amounts on the lines below. Once your eligibility for the various financial aid programs has been established, you may use this worksheet as an overall record of your financial situation for the academic year. If your expenses exceed your resources, you should apply for financial aid.

1. Family
    a. Assistance from parents   $
    b. Assistance from other relatives   $
2. Student
    a. Student’s savings & bonds (minimum 35% of savings)   $
    b. Money available from student’s other assets   $
3. Student’s Savings from summer jobs $
4. Student’s Employment during the school year $
5. Veterans Benefits  
    Monthly amount $ times 9 months = $
6. Financial Aid
    a. Federal Pell Grant (Variable) $
    b. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant ($300-$1,000) $
    c. Federal Work-Study ($500-$3,000) $
    d. Other Scholarships (Variable) $
    e. Federal Stafford Loan (Variable) $
    f. HOPE Scholarship (Variable) $


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