Graduate school is a significant investment. Georgia Tech and the College provide detailed information to assist prospective students in weighing tuition, fees, and other expenses against future earning potential. Georgia Tech offers its students excellent returns on their investments.
Costs for the current academic year can be found on the Bursar’s Office website. Tuition and fees for the next academic year are set each spring by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and are updated on the Bursar’s Office website as soon as possible.
Most fellowships and assistantships are awarded by individual degree programs, though the College does offer some select graduate assistantships. Students are responsible for the mandatory fees and tuition supplements.
GRAs work with professors and staff to conduct research, support initiatives, and develop industry skills. Find a GRA position by reaching out to professors and program directors about opportunities.
TAs assist professors in conducting classes and labs, reviewing projects, and grading exams. Secure a TA position by doing well in a course, then approaching the professor for consideration.
Work part-time in other units on campus, with start-ups in Georgia Tech’s Incubator, or with local companies.
Graduate Research (GRA) and Teaching (GTA) positions provide a 12-credit tuition waiver, along with a monthly stipend that varies with the student’s academic home department. A GRA or GTA may be awarded at the time of admission or you may apply for posted opportunities or inquire with your degree program director. It is possible to secure an assistantship prior to arriving on campus by meeting faculty during a campus visit or locating and applying to online postings in various schools and colleges on campus.
Many students also take up part-time jobs on campus, local companies both on campus and out of campus to take care of their expenses. F1 students can only work off campus with the Department of Homeland Security/Office of International Education (OIE) authorization after they have been in full-time student status for at least two semesters. The work must be in their field of study. F1 students can obtain authorization to work off campus as either Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT).