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PhD

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.

Tuition

All incoming students, regardless of need and background, are awarded a graduate research assistantship (GRA) which includes a tuition waiver and a living stipend ($27,000 for 2018-2019).  The GRA provides a waiver for out-of-state tuition, and a substantial reduction of in-state tuition and fees, resulting in a final cost of approximately $1300 per semester. Students are guaranteed funding for up to five years.  In addition, financial support for research and conference attendance is provided. The responsibilities for graduate assistant positions vary and may include research, tutoring students, or administrative tasks. All financial aid awards are contingent upon a student's satisfactory academic progress.

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.

President's Fellowships were established in 1973 to enhance the scope and quality of Georgia Tech's Ph.D. programs. Through the continued support of the Georgia Tech Foundation, President's Fellowships are offered annually to a select number of highly qualified U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue doctoral degrees. A Presiden't Fellowship 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.  Fellowship recipients bring exemplary levels of scholarship and innovation to the academic departments who host their study and research. In turn, the fellowship program assists these students in preparing themselves with minimum delay for outstanding careers in the discipline of their choice.

Georgia Tech offers financial assistance from a variety of sources. To be considered for scholarships awarded by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, you must complete a financial aid application (FAFSA) and the Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid each year. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services at 404.894.4160 for the appropriate forms.