Financial Considerations for Attending Summer Semester

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Jennifer Mullins
Associate Director, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Terry Fair
Associate Bursar, Office of the Bursar

There are a number of financial items to consider if your student is planning to attend summer semester classes at Georgia Tech.

If your student is under one of the guaranteed tuition plans (GTP, also known as “Fixed for Four”), it may make sense to take summer classes as a way to take advantage of the lower tuition rates offered under the GTP. Once the guarantee for your student expires, students that are still enrolled will pay the prevailing flat tuition rates (explained below) for that particular term. Of course, it is important for your student to work closely with an academic advisor to ensure that any classes taken “fit” with the remaining requirements for graduation. Please click here for commonly asked questions regarding GTP plans and tuition rates.

If your student is not under a guaranteed tuition plan, then he or she will be assessed the Flat Tuition rates. For summer 2010, in-state tuition under this schedule would be assessed at either $1,800 per semester if registered for 6 hours or fewer or $3,035 if registered for more than 6 hours. Out-of-state students would pay either $7,200 per semester for registering in 6 hours or fewer or $12,140 for registering in more than 6 hours. It is important to be aware of these rates when determining your student’s class schedule and the cost associated with the various options. For more information regarding your student’s specific tuition and fee charges for summer 2010, please visit the Bursar’s Web site at Should you still have questions, please contact the Office of the Bursar at 404.894.4618 or by e-mail at

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers Pell grants, the HOPE scholarship, and educational loans to eligible students for the summer. All of these programs are available to students enrolled in six credit hours. A separate summer 2010 Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid is required. It can be completed in minutes at

Students who lose eligibility for the HOPE scholarship after spring semester, may use the summer semester to rebuild their GPA. If the student crosses the HOPE “checkpoint” of 30, 60, or 90 HOPE attempted hours after completing the summer semester, it is possible to regain HOPE with a cumulative 3.0 HOPE GPA at the end of the semester.

Additional information about financial aid for summer is available at If you have any questions, click here to contact an advisor.


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  • Created By:Rachael Pocklington
  • Created:03/01/2010
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