The estimated cost for the Summer Bridge Academy program is outlined below:


In state (with fees)


Out of state (with fees)




Georgia (private)


Georgia (semi-private)


Students living on campus will live in Hopper Hall and will pay a one- time application fee of $325. You will live in Hopper Hall for the SBA semester only so be sure to fill out a separate contract for Fall and Spring or you will not have a secured space on campus to live after SBA is over. Additional questions can be answered at VSU’s Housing website.

residence hall


Total Tuition and Housing Estimate

In state (with semi-private housing)


In state (with private housing)


Out of state (with semi-private housing)              


Out of state (with private housing)


Meal Plan
The Summer Bridge Academy meal plan will include acces to the dining halls and other dining venues on campus. Students will be able to establish a credit on their VSU 1Card (Student ID) to cover the cost of food throughout the duration of the program. This process can be completed on Banner. SBA students will have access to each dining hall as well as the other dining facilities on campus once money has been credited to their card. This process will be explained in detail during the SBA program orientation. To find more information on the dining halls’ hours of operation or the numerous on-campus dining facilities offered at VSU, please visit VSU’s dining website. 

palms dining hall

Financial Aid

Students accepted to SBA will be enrolled in 8 hours of classes which qualifies them to receive financial aid but does not guarantee eligibility. Students MUST complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application in order for SBA summer semester 2014 eligibility to be determined for federal financial aid programs, which includes student loans and grants as well as the HOPE Scholarship. Students MUST ALSO complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA application in order to be eligible for financial aid in the fall and spring semesters. To find more information on eligibility and how to apply for financial aid, please visit Valdosta State University’s Financial Aid Office’s website, contact them at 229-333-5935, OR visit