Several forms of financial aid are available to our students, most often in the form of assistantships and student loans. Prospective students should consult the Bursar's Office for current data on tuition and fees. Please direct all other questions to the Office of Financial Aid.
As a graduate assistant, an MS-HCI student generally works 14 hours a week (1/3 time) and earns a stipend of $1200 per month. Master's students are not promised funding but frequently receive compensation after establishing a good working relationship with a faculty member. Georgia Tech tuition for Graduate Assistants is waived; however, students are required to pay all Georgia Tech Mandatory Student Fees. More information about Mandatory Student Fees may be found at the Bursar's Office. Students working as graduate assistants must register with the Georgia Tech Payroll department as university employees. Graduate assistants are paid once per month beginning with the month of employment.
Off-Campus Part-time Employment
A number of our students find part-time work with companies or government agencies in the Atlanta area, typically working 20 hours a week while carrying a 9-credit course load. A major corporation has a long-term agreement to hire a half-time intern for the two years of their studies; we are actively seeking additional such agreements. Participate in our employment opportunities, and see our industry connections for companies who have hired here in the past.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents wishing to apply for federal and state education loans should contact the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services to obtain the necessary forms. Graduate Students applying for loans must complete the loan application process by April 15 of the prior academic year. Approved student loans will be dispersed to the Bursar's Office each semester prior to the registration deadline. After payment of tuition and fee balances, any remaining loan amount will then be charged to the student.