How Much Does It Cost to Attend Georgia Tech?

The cost of attendance at Georgia Tech varies depending on a number of factors, including whether you are a Georgia resident or not.

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In-State Students

Tuition

The total cost of attendance (COA) at Georgia Tech for in-state students is $30,020 for the 2018-19 academic year. This includes tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other expenses. Out-of-state students will have a higher COA of $51,224.

Fees

In addition to tuition, full-time students at Georgia Tech must pay several mandatory fees each semester. Fees are set and approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

The student activity fee funds a variety of student organizations and recreational facilities on campus. It is $330 per semester for full-time undergraduate students and $165 per semester for part-time undergraduate students taking six or fewer credit hours.

The health fee supports on-campus health services, including primary care, pharmacy services, physical therapy, laboratory tests, x-rays, and more. The health fee is $171 per semester for full-time undergraduate students and $85.50 per semester for part-time undergraduate students taking six or fewer credit hours.

All students must also pay a transportation fee of $95 per semester to help cover the costs of operating and maintaining the campus bus system.

Room and Board

Room and Board
Students who live on campus can choose from a variety of meal plan options to fit their lifestyle and budget. The average cost for a double room with a 19-meal-per-week meal plan is $10,890 per semester.

Out-of-State Students

The sticker price for out-of-state students attending Georgia Tech is $33,402 per year.

Tuition

Out-of-state students attending Georgia Tech can expect to pay a higher tuition rate than in-state students. For the 2019-2020 academic year, tuition for out-of-state students is $30,726. This total does not include other mandatory fees, which can add several thousand dollars to the bill.

Fees

In addition to tuition, out-of-state students must also pay a few hundred dollars in differential and other mandatory fees each quarter. Below is a list of the most common mandatory fees:

-Differential tuition: $13,618 per year
-Application fee: $75
-Orientation fee: $200
-Student Athletic fee: $31.50 per quarter
-Transportation fee: $10 per quarter

Room and Board

Room and board costs vary depending on the student’s choice of housing and meal plan. On-campus housing rates for 2019 – 2020 range from $2,890 per semester for a double occupancy room in West Village to $5,040 per semester for a double occupancy room in one of the undergraduate dorms. Rates for Georgia Tech’s on-campus apartments range from $3,610 per semester for a two bedroom/two bathroom unit in Peters Hall to $4,660 per semester for a four bedroom/four bathroom unit in Fourth Street Southeast.

Meal plan costs also vary depending on the student’s choice of meal plan. For 2019 – 2020, the cost of the basic meal plan is $2,040 per semester. The cost of the premium meal plan is $2,760 per semester. The cost of the platinum meal plan is $3,480 per semester.

Off-campus housing is also an option for students attending Georgia Tech. The average rent for an off-campus apartment in Atlanta is $1,134 per month.

Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are several other costs associated with attending Georgia Tech. These include the cost of housing, food, books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Let’s take a closer look at each of these costs.

Books and Supplies

The cost of books and supplies varies by student and course load, but the university estimates that full-time students will spend about $1,368 per year on these materials.

Transportation

One-way flight: $350
Amtrak: $165
Ride Share: $40
Bus: $20
You are responsible for your own transportation to and from campus. For students coming from outside of the Atlanta area, you may want to fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). You can also take Amtrak or a Greyhound bus into Atlanta. Once you’re in the city, you can take MARTA (our public transportation system) or a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft to get to campus.

Personal Expenses

In addition to tuition and fees, students attending Georgia Tech can expect to budget for personal expenses such as housing and dining, books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous costs.

Housing and Dining
Georgia Tech offers a variety of on-campus housing options ranging from traditional residence halls to apartment-style living. Students can expect to pay between $3,500 and $5,500 per semester for on-campus housing.

The university also has six dining halls that offer all-you-care-to-eat meal plans. Meal plan prices vary depending on the number of meals per week. The average student spends about $3,200 per year on food.

Books and Supplies
Students can expect to spend between $1,000 and $1,500 per year on course materials such as textbooks, lab manuals, art supplies, and software.

Transportation
Although Georgia Tech’s campus is located in the heart of Atlanta, many students still choose to bring a car to campus. If you plan to bring a car, you will need to budget for the cost of gasoline as well as parking permits ($330 per year). Students who do not bring cars to campus can take advantage of Atlanta’s public transportation system or one of the university’s free shuttles.

Miscellaneous Costs
Personal expenses such as laundry, entertainment, and phone bills can add up quickly. The university estimates that students should budget at least $1,500 per year for these miscellaneous costs.

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