What do graduate students need to know about applying for financial aid at Georgia Tech?
- U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students apply for Federal Direct Loans through the financial aid office, and we assist also with certifying Private Education Loan applications.
- Each term, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours required for their degree program to receive education loan disbursements.
- Graduate students apply for Federal Direct Loans through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by submitting two forms and then completing the loan application process:
Please note: May 1 is the Priority deadline for Fall. July 1 is the Final deadline for Fall. More detailed information about the application process and next steps can be found at Application Steps.
- Use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is strongly encouraged when completing the FAFSA.
- In determining the dollar amount of eligibility, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will automatically calculate your cost of attendance based on half-time enrollment (6 hours).
For the Online Master of Science in Computer Science, the cost of attendance for two semesters is $17,248.
- If you are enrolled at least half-time (6 hours or more), you can defer your current student loans. This process is handled through the Registrar's Office. Your enrollment cannot be certified until the registration period for the current semester has ended.