Georgia Tech Financial Aid Options and Application Process

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All Information About Georgia Tech Financial Aid in One Place

The Georgia Institute of Technology is the ideal choice for students seeking an engineering degree, but the tuition cost—reaching almost $40,000 per year—can be discouraging.

In this guide, you will learn how to apply for Georgia Tech financial aid and if the Institute’s decision doesn’t work for you!

Georgia Tech Financial Aid Options Explained

Georgia Tech offers the following types of financial aid:

  1. Scholarships
  2. Grants
  3. Loans
  4. Work-study programs

Scholarships Available at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech examines the following factors when awarding scholarships:

  • Merit
  • Financial need
  • Major of study

Students of Georgia Tech are eligible for all scholarships from this list:

  • BlackRock Hallac Scholarship
  • Neilsen Foundation Scholarship
  • Provost Scholarship
  • Institutional scholarships with recipients selected by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program
  • G. Wayne Clough Tech Promise Program
  • Godbold Family Foundation Scholarship
  • The Zell Miller Scholarship Program
  • Institutional scholarships with recipients selected by entities other than the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • The HOPE Scholarship Program
  • Stamps President's Scholars Program
  • Scheller College of Business Dean's and Faculty Merit Scholarships
  • School of Economics undergraduate scholarships
  • Goizueta Foundation Scholarship
  • Georgia Student Finance Commission Scholarship for Engineering Education for Minorities
  • National Merit and National Achievement
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Network and Georgia Tech Alumni Network Matching Scholarships

The Institute also takes into account any outside scholarships you receive. You can use the Georgia Tech Outside Scholarships page to find scholarships that are currently accepting applicants.

Georgia Tech Financial Aid—Grants

Here’s a list of available grants at Georgia Tech:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • The Georgia Tech Grant
  • Dean's Grant Program
  • Georgia HERO
  • Public Safety Memorial Grant
  • Georgia Tech Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

Loans at Georgia Tech

The following table shows which federal loans you can opt for at Georgia Tech and whether they require credit approval:

Federal LoanDoes It Require Credit Approval?
Subsidized Direct Student LoansNo
Unsubsidized Direct Student LoansNo
Direct Parent PLUS LoansYes
Graduate Direct PLUS LoansYes

Before you include loans in your Georgia Tech financial aid package, you should become familiar with:

Georgia Tech—Work-Study Programs

Check out this table to see all available work-study options at Georgia Tech:

Work-Study OptionsDescription
Co-opAlternate semesters of on-campus study with full-time employment and earn up to $10,000 per work term
InternshipsReceive academic credit and/or pay by interning domestically or abroad
ResearchDo research at Georgia Tech and earn course credit or money depending on the lab and the project you opt for
On-campus employmentCheck the Campus Jobs page to find open student employment spots at Georgia Tech

What Percentage of Students Gets Financial Aid at Georgia Tech?

Statistics that the Georgia Institute of Technology published state that:

  • 66% of first-year students get financial aid. The average value of a package is $20,131
  • 26% of newcomers get scholarship offers
  • 10% of all first-year students receive both scholarships and federal grants

How To Apply for Georgia Tech Financial Aid

Georgia Tech requires you to complete three forms to apply for financial aid:

  1. Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid—Students can use the Georgia Tech app to complete and submit it
  2. FAFSA—You need to submit this form if you’re interested in federal or any need-based aid
  3. CSS Profile—Students should submit this form only if they want to apply for institutional financial aid programs that consider financial need, among other factors, while picking award recipients. That is because the CSS Profile comes with a $25 fee, and you need to pay an extra $16 to find out if you’re eligible for Georgia Tech institutional aid

The deadline for application submissions is January 31. The Institute will accept late applications but cannot guarantee the availability of funds for all aid programs it offers.

If you need more information about the application process, contact the Georgia Tech Financial Aid Office by:

  • Writing an email to
  • Scheduling a meeting with a staff member using the Georgia Tech app or via email

The Offer You Got From Georgia Tech Doesn’t Work for You? File an Appeal With DoNotPay!

If Georgia Tech offered little financial aid or—even worse—rejected your application, you can appeal its decision by writing a letter.

Use DoNotPay to make the Institute reconsider your application and get more financial aid in three simple steps:

  1. Search for Appeal for More Financial Aid
  2. Answer some questions about your application and include schools that offered you more aid, if there are any

After you answer all questions, we will forward the letter to Georgia Tech.

Get up-to-date answers to all of your financial-aid-related questions with our guides:

We Can Help You Find Other Options if Georgia Tech Doesn’t Work Out for You

It’s always good to have a backup plan, so here’s a list of other schools’ financial aid programs we wrote about:

Purdue University Financial AidMIT Financial AidHarvard University Financial Aid
University of California, Berkeley Financial AidColumbia University Financial AidCornell University Financial Aid
University of California, Santa Cruz Financial AidPrinceton University Financial AidNew York University Financial Aid
University of California San Diego Financial AidUniversity of California, Los Angeles Financial AidRutgers University Financial Aid
University of California, Davis Financial AidStanford University Financial AidYale University Financial Aid

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