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Key Facts

Published Cost of Attendance 2019-20 Academic Year
Tuition & Fees: $51,500
Cost of Living: Location: San Francisco, CA Includes books and living expenses $29,850

The average rate of increase for tuition & fees at Golden Gate University over the last 5 years is 2.39% per year.

For this school's part-time tuition, please check the part-time tab above.

26.2%
Paid Full Price In 2019-20

Discounts For The 73.8%

$15k 25th Percentile
$35k 50th Percentile
$51k 75th Percentile

A 50th percentile discount (scholarship) of $35k means that half of the full-time students with a discount (73.8% of full-time students) paid at least $35,000 less than the full price of $51,500.

16.5% of 2019 1L's had their scholarship reduced or eliminated after the first year. 38.6% of 1L's had a conditional scholarship, thus 42.9% of conditional scholarship recipients paid more in subsequent years than expected. More information.

Personal Debt Projection

Create Personal Budget for Golden Gate

Based on your input, we will calculate how much you will owe when your first loan payment is due and how much that loan payment will be.

Projected Debt Tables

Interest Rates
Treasury Rate:
Direct Rate:
Direct PLUS Rate:

1.68%
5.28%
6.28%
Cost Inflation
Cost of Living:
Tuition

2%
2.39%
Price Starting Points
Cost of Living:
Tuition

$30,447
$52,731

Reading Guide

The following table uses the above assumptions to estimate debt under 30 scenarios on the table. The first scenario—the top-left cell—reflects no tuition discount and borrowing the maximum amount for cost of living ($30,447). Move right across the row to see the impact of a larger tuition discount on borrowing, ending with a full-tuition discount. The right-most column reflects a student who pays $0 in tuition each year. Each additional row reflects annual cost of living savings. Using the final column as an example, the top-right cell reflects borrowing the maximum amount for cost of living. The cell below it reflects 5% savings per year. The bottom row reflects a student who spends 25% less than the maximum amount for cost of living.

These figures reflect no early loan payments, the standard six-month grace period post-graduation, and interest. We assume scholarship amounts remain constant and do not scale with tuition increases (except for 100% tuition scholarships). We do, however, assume that the percent under the school's estimated cost of living scales with annual increases.

Hover over a debt-financed price to see monthly payments and cumulative payments over the life of the loans.

Debt at Repayment (Full Time)

0%$0/year 5%$2,637/year 10%$5,273/year 25%$13,183/year 50%$26,365/year 100%$52,731/year
-0%$30,447 $296,373 $286,848 $277,327 $248,754 $201,138 $106,037
-5%$28,925 $290,898 $281,374 $271,852 $243,281 $195,663 $100,563
-10%$27,402 $285,423 $275,898 $266,376 $237,805 $190,188 $95,087
-25%$22,835 $269,000 $259,476 $249,955 $221,381 $173,765 $78,664
-50%$15,224 $241,628 $232,103 $222,582 $194,012 $146,393 $52,126