When you send your child to GCA, you’re investing in his/her future, which requires a financial commitment, but you’re not in this alone. Approximately $600,000 in financial aid is awarded each year to more than 70% of our students.

We’re here to help you develop a plan to afford GCA. Whether it’s through scholarships or student support teams, we can tell you plenty of miracle stories where God opened the doors by “building a team” around students to help offset the costs of tuition.

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2023-2024 Costs

  • Boarding students ($25,243)*

    • Tuition - $13,590

    • Dorm - $4,830

    • Cafeteria - $5,540

    • General Fee - $803

    • Book and Laptop Rental - $480

  • Village students ($14,873)

    • Tuition - $13,590

    • General Fee - $803

    • Book and Laptop Rental - $480

* For international students, add an additional $3,000 to the boarding tuition rate.


  • $690 (dorm) and $345 (village) for academic performance (renewable scholarship for students with all A’s and B’s)
  • $690 (dorm) and $345 (village) for leadership potential (one-time scholarship for students recommended by their principal or teacher having leadership qualities and a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • $690 (dorm) and $345 (village) for testing achievement (one-time scholarship for students who scored in the 90th percentile or higher on standardized testing)
  • $350 (dorm) and $175 (village) for 7th grade attendance (one-time scholarship for students who attended an Adventist elementary school in the 7th grade)
  • $250-$1,250 for instrumental/choir (scholarships are awarded based on an audition process and the needs of the ensemble and the funds available)

Financial aid

Financial aid is available upon request. For more information, please contact Naila Betances-Diaz, enrollment services director, at [email protected] or 706-625-7139.


  • $1,600–$2,000 per year for on-campus job
  • $750 (dorm) and $350 (village) if the entrance payment is paid by July 25
  • Up to $1,263 (dorm) and up to $744 (village) for paying the year in full (must be paid by cash, check, or tuition management on or before the first day of school; not available for international students or those receiving financial aid)
  • $510 (dorm) and $255 (village) for enrolling more than one child

Instrumental Music Scholarship Information

If you play in band or orchestra and are interested in auditioning for a scholarship, please follow these directions to be considered for a freshman scholarship ($1,250 a year—there is only one freshman scholarship) or a performance scholarship ($250-$1,000 per year):

  • Video record yourself playing a piece that showcases your talents and skill level. You can record it using your phone. Just make sure you can be heard and seen in the video.
  • If you are auditioning for band, you also need to play a one octave Concert B-flat major scale from memory.
  • Email your video recording to [email protected] no later than April 15.

After the April 15 deadline, all entries will be reviewed and scholarship winners will be contacted via email by May 15. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Torsney, instrumental music director, at [email protected].