Graduate Student

What do graduate students need to know about applying for financial aid at Georgia Tech?

  1. U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students apply for Federal Direct Loans through the financial aid office, and we assist with certifying Private Education Loan applications. All other funds for graduate students are awarded through the academic department.
  2. 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 with Direct Loans: 
  3. In determining the dollar amount of eligibility, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will automatically use the lower cost paid by students receiving Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)/Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) through their departments. If you will not receive an assistantship, you should contact our office or Financial Aid Advisor upon receipt of your award notice.
  4. Each term, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours required for their degree program to receive education loan disbursements.

Page last reviewed/updated 07/15/16