Graduate Student

Fall Semester

As we prepare for the start of the fall semester, here are several important updates for you to be aware: 

  • The best way to get your questions answered is to visit the first floor of the Bill Moore Student Success Center August 12 - 27 from 8:30AM - 4:00 PM ET. 
  • Email and voicemail responses may take up to 5-7 business days. We encourage you to use our contact form
  • Students who did not complete their applications/submit all required documentation by July 1 should be prepared to pay the Bursar by August 26.  
  • We WILL continue to accept applications and missing documents and work to review your eligibility so please continue to send them, but if you were late, prepare to pay the Bursar by August 26, 2019.  
  • Resources for you


Once you have submitted requested items, please allow 3-5 business days for you documents to be processed and updated in your OSCAR account.

Know More. Borrow Less

As part of a University System of Georgia initiative on improving financial literacy, you may have received an email detailing information on your loans. For information about the Know More Borrow Less initiative for the University System please visit

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.

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