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Georgia Institute of Technology awards financial aid packages to its students on a need and merit-based basis. First-year applicants must fill out the FAFSA and the Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT Application) in order to be considered for merit scholarships. If students are looking to be considered for need-based aid, the CSS will also be necessary to be eligible for need-based Georgia Institute of Technology Funds. Each additional year the FAFSA and GT applications need to be submitted by students and their families. The CSS is only required for the first year and only for students seeking Georgia Tech financial aid based upon need.  


Resources to help guide students in determining how they will pay for Georgia Institute of Technology include a net price calculator that can be found on the Current Cost Overview Page along with a guide to understanding your award, helpful dates, and financial aid  disbursement information.There is also a helpful consumer information and resources page with links to federal sites and additional outside scholarship sites. The veterans services page contains resources for veterans and their families including information about education benefits, forms, frequently asked questions, and additional resources.


Georgia Tech’s  financial aid packages (based on need and/or merit) generally consist of scholarships, grants, federal work-study programs, and loans. Other departments in the school provide Departmental or Other Office Scholarships. Students can pursue additional scholarship opportunities on their own. Information is provided on outside scholarships as well.


Co-op opportunities and internships are provided to students to help with hands-on learning and financial assistance. One such internship is the Dean's Internship Program for Freshman. The Dean's Internship Program for Freshman selects students to work and earn money at an on-campus academic unit in the college where they are pursuing study. These students can earn up to $2500 per academic year. In order to be considered students must follow the regular procedures required (as described above) to be eligible for aid. Additional financial aid opportunities for summer classes, those studying abroad and transfer students are also available to students in order to help them affordably reach their educational and professional goals.


Georgia Tech believes in helping educate students about financial topics. This can be seen on its financial literacy and debt management page with links to frequently asked financial questions and information about loans and borrowing consideration, budgeting information, savings accounts, debt repayment calculator and estimator .


Additionally, Personal Finance 101 is a course offered through Georgia Tech and open to students in all majors interested in learning more about money management, investment, budgeting, and applying these principles to their own lives now and in the future.


Georgia Tech’s Health Initiatives Page provides a range of information and resources to its students to help promote financial education, literacy and learning. There are ongoing workshops on various topics of ”adulting” skills and financial topics. Some workshops are time and date sensitive and require registration while others, such as the Financial Transit program are online and can be taken at any time. Students can sign up to receive monthly newsletters and stick around to read articles and check out links to a variety of financial resources.

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