FAQ on Financial Matters
- Q: How much do you charge for the programs in Shenzhen?
A: Students should be able to complete a MS program in 3 semesters. Please see https://www.shenzhen.gatech.edu/tuition-and-feesstudents/ for our tuition and fees.
- Q: What do the tuition and fees include? What additional expenses that students should budget?
A: They include tuition to cover the instructional costs, technology fee so students can use online resources from Atlanta, a special institutional fee that Georgia Tech charges to all students, and a program fee to cover administrative costs in China. Students will have to budget additionally, meals and lodging, books and supplies, supplemental health insurance, transportation, as well as personal spending.
- Q: Do I need to pay for the tuition and fees for the entire GT MS degree when I first enroll?
A: No. You pay for the GT-Shenzhen tuition and fees by semester and “as you go”. GT tuition and fees will be assessed on a semester-to-semester basis and you will not be asked to prepay the whole amount at the beginning of your studies.
- Q: I am a US citizen student. Can I use federal financial aid such as FAFSA towards my GT-Shenzhen tuition and fees?
A: Yes. GT-Shenzhen students are regular students at Georgia Tech and the main distinction between GT-Shenzhen and GT-Atlanta is the applicable tuition & fees costs. GT-Shenzhen students who qualify for financial aid such as FAFSA can use the financial aid towards their GT-Shenzhen tuition & fees.
- Q: I am a resident of the State of Georgia and qualify for in-state tuition. Can I pay in-state tuition when I study at GT-Shenzhen?
A: All students at GT-Shenzhen pay the same GT-Shenzhen tuition regardless of their Georgia residency status. GT-Shenzhen tuition rate is different from GT-Atlanta in-state tuition rate but they are quite comparable.
- Q: I am a resident of the State of Georgia and qualify for in-state tuition. If I spend 2 semesters at GT-Shenzhen and return to GT-Atlanta for the 3rd semester, would I still qualify for in-state tuition?
A: Yes. In-state vs. out-of-state classification of a student is determined when he/she initially enrolls at Georgia Tech. As long as the student maintains full-time student status with Georgia Tech with no break in enrollment, the residency classification does not change when a student returns from a Georgia Tech study abroad program.
- Q: Can I apply for Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) or Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) at GT-Shenzhen?
A: GTA positions are generally not available at GT-Shenzhen, except for certain video courses or large (>30 students) on-site classes. We will detect the need for a TA usually during the first week of classes and will contact students who had taken the course before and received an A grade. GRA positions are granted by individual professors so you will have to contact the professors directly to see if they can provide a GRA position to you.