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Gulf Coast State College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$10,985 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,750 tuition
$7,580 off campus room & board
$1,035 books and supplies
$620 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$17,248 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,064 tuition
$7,580 off campus room & board
$1,035 books and supplies
$1,569 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,497 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
42% get federal aid ($4,144 avg)
40% get state aid ($1,571 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($1,497 avg)
11% get loans ($4,008 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $3,815 80%
Federal Grant Aid $4,144 42%
Pell Grants $4,125 42%
Other Federal Grants $733 1%
Institution Grant Aid $1,497 45%
State Grant Aid $1,571 40%
Student Loans $4,008 11%
Federal Loans $4,100 7%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: May 15
Financial aid deadline: July 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Gulf Coast State College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1551
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $99
Out of State $360


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Rachel from Panama City Beach, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Gulf Coast is extremely reasonable when it comes to tuition. Plus, if you really apply yourself, there are many different scholarship opportunities offered especially through the school.

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  • Kirstie from Panama City, FL
  • I am a current student here

    When selecting the college for me, money was definitely on my mind. That is why I chose GCSC. Money wise, it was the best choice I could find, and that along with all the great things I found out about GCSC is why I chose to be a Gulf Coast State College Commodore.

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  • Iris from Panama City, FL
  • I am a past student here

    If you're good at keeping up with your own paperwork and credits, and tenacious with administrators, then you can get in and out with pretty straight forward costs. If you're NOT, well, be prepared to have to pay (yes, pay) to fix paperwork and retake classes. The school is cheap, but they do find ways to milk money out of you if you're not careful. It's good for getting the essentials before moving on to a university.

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