Tuition & Scholarships

There are costs to take into account but also funding options to explore. Find out what financial support you may be eligible for.

Cost of Attendance

Figures are in U.S. dollars and apply to the 2020-2021 academic year. All fees are subject to change each year.

Tuition is charged based on the number of credits in which you enroll. For students who matriculate in Spring 2019 or later, the total number of credits required for a CCT degree is 36. For students who matriculate in Fall 2018 or earlier, the total required credits is 39.

Most CCT classes count for 3 credits each. Full-time students take a minimum of 9 credits per semester.  Part-time students take 6 credits per semester and finish within 3 years.

Tuition per credit for 2020-2021: $2,214

Tuition for full-time students taking three 3-credit courses in Fall and Spring: $39,852 ($2,214 x 18 credits)

Tuition for part-time students taking two 3-credit courses in Fall and in Spring: $26,568 ($2,214 x 12 credits)

Graduate Student Activity Fee: $35 (yearly cost)

Transcript Fee: $100 (one-time payment covering the cost of all future transcript requests)

International Student Orientation Fee: $50 (one-time payment requested of students on F1 or J1 visas)

Student Health Insurance: $3,200 (estimated yearly cost)

Living Costs: $21,352 (estimated)

Transport: $1,320 (estimated)

Books: $1,300 (estimated)

Funding Options

You may be eligible for CCT Scholarships and Fellowships, as well as other external awards. All options require that you apply by the stated deadlines to be considered for funding. Please note that in some cases, you may need to apply a year prior to starting your program.

CCT Merit-based Scholarships are offered once a year to Fall applicants who apply by January 15. These awards are open to full-time incoming students, regardless of country of citizenship. Funding goes towards off-setting tuition costs only and may be renewable upon satisfactory completion of the first year. CCT scholars have a talent for academic analysis, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving as well as evidence of having applied these skills to projects outside the classroom.

To apply, check the appropriate box in the CCT Supplemental Information section of the Online Application.

CCT offers paid fellow positions with GNOVIS (new window) to full-time incoming students, regardless of citizenship, who apply by January 15 for Fall entry. GNOVIS (new window) (nō vĭs) is a peer-reviewed publication run by CCT students. For more than twenty years, GNOVIS has been regularly publishing leading-edge graduate student scholarship on the interrelated nature of emerging technologies, popular culture, new media, politics, and more.

To apply for a paid fellowship position on the GNOVIS team, please complete the Supplemental Information section of the CCT application, which includes the submission of a Statement of Interest as well as a blog writing sample. 

CCT offers fellowship positions with CNDLS to full-time incoming students, regardless of country of citizenship. These are open once a year to Fall applicants who apply by January 15.

The Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (CNDLS) at Georgetown is responsible for a number of projects relating to faculty and graduate student professional development, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and teaching with technology. The CNDLS fellows will help with the overall operation of CNDLS and work on a variety of projects involving pedagogical and scholarly innovation.

Two CNDLS fellowships are offered each year. During the academic year, fellows will hold a Graduate Associate position for which they will be paid an hourly rate of $18.00 and be expected to work 15-20 hours per week. They may earn up to a maximum of $13,260 throughout the academic year. There is a possibility of continued employment during the summer and second academic year at the same hourly rate. Fellows must maintain a full-time academic load over the semesters that they hold the CNDLS Graduate Associate position. To apply, candidates would complete a Statement of Interest in the CCT Supplemental Information section of the Online Application.

CCT scholarships and fellowships are very competitive. We recommend that all applicants also research non-Georgetown funding sources. Eligibility requirements and deadlines vary but you should expect to apply a year prior to enrolling in graduate study. Feel free to use the links below to start your search. These are offered as suggestions, not endorsements.

Scholarship Search Tools:

Veterans and others connected to the U.S. military service may be eligible for funding programs:

Eligible Georgetown University faculty and staff may use Tuition Assistance Benefits to cover tuition costs at CCT. Students using this benefit may complete CCT coursework on a part-time basis.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for need-based federal student loans. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact Georgetown’s Office of Student Financial Services for information and tips.

Many students work on campus in hourly-paid positions. The rates are typically around $15 an hour. The Office of Student Employment manages a database of on-campus employment opportunities. International students with work authorization may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.