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Tuition & Financing

Georgia Tech's international reputation for quality education and research can lead to the mistaken assumption that attending Tech is an expensive undertaking. Actually, our low tuition costs make Tech one of the more reasonably priced educational options in the United States.


A Georgia Tech degrees is not only professionally respected, but also financially prudent.  The additional availability of financial assistance from state and federal sources as well as private industry, business, and foundations make a Tech education financially accessible to nearly all students who meet the Institute’s high standards for admission.

Financial aid is available to many doctoral students in the form of fellowships, and graduate research and teaching assistantships.  Research and teaching assistantships provide a generous stipend plus a significant reduction of tuition.

The following estimates are applicable for the 2013-2014 academic year (without a GRA):


Tuition and fees
Living expenses
Books and supplies
Total for academic year


Out-of-State and International

Tuition and fees
Living expenses
Books and supplies
Total for academic year


Scheller College awards graduate research assistantships (GRAs) to most PhD students. GRAs are assigned to work with a faculty member for twenty hours per week.

The responsibilities for graduate assistant positions vary and may include research, tutoring students, or administrative tasks.

GRAs receive a stipend of $27,000 per year, a waiver of out-of-state tuition, and a substantial reduction of in-state tuition and fees, resulting in a cost of approximately $1000 per semester.

The deadline to apply for consideration for a graduate assistantship is January 6. All applicants are automatically considered for graduate research assistantships; no separate application is required.

In addition to graduate assistantships, other forms of financial aid available to PhD students are briefly described below.

A Presiden't Fellowsjip offers $5,500 per year, in addition to the College’s graduate assistantship, plus a waiver of tuition, for three semesters per year for a total of four years. It is open to PhD applicants who are US citizens with outstanding academic records and high research potential. 

The deadline to apply for this Fellowship is January 6 for the following fall semester.

Georgia Tech offers financial assistance from a variety of sources. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services at 404.894.4160 for the appropriate forms. While international applicants may express an interest in financial aid, restrictions on international students make it unlikely that they will receive assistance.