10 Reasons to Attend

10 Reasons to attend
1 The HOPE scholarship and Pell Grant can be applied to tuition
2 Fees are prorated for the first 4 credit hours on campus
3 Options available for short terms or full term
4 Get ahead (or catch up) on your degree
5 Knock out a tough course quickly
6 Take an interesting elective
7 Smaller classes and more faculty attention
8 Enjoy main campus at a slower pace
9 Enjoy the south's best weather on the front lawn
10 Dine and unwind downtown
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Sessions & Dates

Summer I (Maymester) May 10 – June 1 Register Now!
Summer II (Full Term) June 6 – July 26 Register Now!
Summer III (Short Session I) June 6 – June 29 Register Now!
Summer IV (Short Session II) July 5 – July 27 Register Now!
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Tuition & Fees

Pell Grant

Pell Grant funding is now year-round, allowing students an opportunity to complete their higher education goals in less time and with less debt. Students must take six or more credit hours — either on campus or online — to qualify for Pell Grant funding.

Applications for Summer 2018 financial aid are available at the Financial Aid website. Students are encouraged to complete that application as soon as possible to ensure their awards are processed in a timely manner.

Prorated Fees

Summer should be a time to explore and grow, which is why VSU is making it even easier for you to continue your education year-round by providing prorated fees for on-campus students during the summer semester! Starting Summer 2018, VSU undergrad and graduate students taking four or fewer credit hours on campus will enjoy a reduced mandatory fee schedule. Tuition rates will remain the same.

To better understand the costs associated with attending summer semester, utilize our cost calculator below. Figures generated are estimates only and all tuition rates and fees are subject to change.

Tuition and Fee Schedules

Valdosta State has highly competitive tuition and fee rates compared to other Georgia universities!

For complete information on VSU tuition and fees, visit the Tuition and Fee Schedules page.

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Valdosta in the Summertime

Taking classes in Valdosta? Here's what you can look forward to!

Summer Housing

Summer school will be located in Langdale Hall, which means you’ll enjoy convenient walks to classes, recreation and dining facilities, and Odum Library. When you live on campus, you’ll make fast friends and build relationships that will enhance your overall VSU experience! You will have the option of staying the entire summer, or just for the time you need. 

Signing up for summer school housing is a separate process from signing up for academic year housing. For registration and rate information, please visit the Housing website


Whether you're taking classes or just staying on campus this summer, you’ll have access to multiple eateries that will fuel your body and brain! Centennial Hall residents will be required to have a minimum of a $200 Dining Dollars, and all other summer residents will have a Summer 55 Meal Plan, which consists of 55 meal swipes plus $150 Dining Dollars.

For dining hours, locations and rates, visit the Dining website.

Parking & Transportation

If you bring your car to campus, whether you are commuting or living on campus, you'll need to purchase a parking permit. Permits purchased for the Spring and Fall semesters will be valid through summer; if you do not have a permit, you'll need to visit Parking and Transportation in the Sustella Parking Deck. For parking maps, rates and registration information, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

Don't need a permit? Use the VSU shuttle service to get where you need to go! Shuttles routes remain the same year-round and cover every corner of both campuses from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

To view the shuttle route map or other campus maps, visit Campus Maps. For more information about the shuttle service, visit the Parking and Transportation website.

Student Services

All of the student services you need during the academic year will be available throughout the summer! Staff members in the Academic Support Center, Career Opportunities, Counseling Center, and other on-campus services are here year-round to help you make the most of your summer experience.

To learn more about student services, visit Student Services.

Enjoy Valdosta

Valdosta is a metropolitan area offering the amenities of a major city with the appeal of a close-knit community. In the summer, you’ll be able to stroll downtown for lunch at a sidewalk café or enjoy dinner at a rooftop lounge. You’ll even be able to ride the coasters and catch a concert at Wild Adventures Theme Park, or slow down to hike local nature trails. And if you’re looking to catch a blockbuster at the theater or hang out on the Front Lawn you’ll be able to do that, too! There are always new experiences to be had when you’re out of class.