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Georgia Tech Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Georgia Institute of Technology was $10,258 a year for in-state students and $31,370 a year for out-of-state students. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers sound high, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Tuition for international students at Georgia Institute of Technology is $31,370 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,258 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered Georgia-residents, out-of-state tuition is $31,370 a year.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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Georgia Tech International Student Tuition

Georgia Tech has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Georgia Institute of Technology can expect to pay around $31,370 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

On-campus jobs

Loans from outsideGeorgia Tech

Georgia Tech-specific loans

International Students Tuition Waivers

Georgia Tech Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Georgia Tech

Room and board at Georgia Tech is $14,986 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Georgia Tech

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Georgia Tech, you can expect to pay about $800 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Georgia Tech pay $2,594 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Georgia Institute of Technology campus is in a urban setting in Georgia, not far from Atlanta. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does Georgia Tech cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $10,258
Out-of-State Tuition $31,370
Room and Board $14,986
Books and Supplies $800
Yearly Fees $2,594
Other expenses $3,260
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Georgia Tech’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for part-time students

Financial Aid at Georgia Tech

The majority of Georgia Institute of Technology undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 5,384 of the 16,561 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Georgia Tech meets 60 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,542 a year. Around 35 percent of Georgia Tech undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Georgia Tech graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,124 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $22,521
State Loans $9,526
Georgia Tech-Specific Loans $38,102
Private Loans $38,261
Most Common Loans for Georgia Tech Students
Federal Loans 34%
State loans 1%
Institutional Loans 2%
Private loans 7%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Georgia Tech financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Georgia Institute of Technology

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Georgia Tech awarded 5,111 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $70,655,980 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $53,525,043 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Georgia Institute of Technology Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Georgia Tech students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Georgia Tech was $17,542 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Georgia Tech seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Out-of-State, On-Campus $35,468

What will attending Georgia Tech really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Georgia Tech's net cost calculator on their website.

Georgia Tech Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Georgia Tech does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Georgia Tech Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Georgia Tech has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: International Students Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Georgia Tech Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$28,638

In State

$49,750

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$10,258
$31,370
Fees
$2,594
$2,594
Housing
$14,986
$14,986
Books
$800
$800

Georgia Tech Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

35%

Average Financial Aid Package

$15,631

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

39,772

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

21%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,852

Out-of-State

$33,964

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 4
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