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.
Figures are in U.S. dollars and apply to the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020: $2,139
Tuition for full-time students taking three 3-credit courses in Fall and Spring: $38,502 ($2,139 x 18 credits)
Tuition for part-time students taking two 3-credit courses in Fall and in Spring: $25,668 ($2,139 x 12 credits)
Fees and Other Expenses
Graduate Student Activity Fee: $34 (per year)
Transcript Fee*: $100
*This one-time payment covers the cost of all future transcript requests.
International Services Fee: $36 (estimated)
*This one-time payment is requested of students on F1 or J1 visas.
Additional yearly fees for Full-time students:
Student Health Insurance: $3,200 (estimated)
Estimated yearly living costs: $20,709
Estimated yearly cost of commuting: $1,320
Estimated yearly cost of books: $1,300
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
- CCT gnovis Fellowships
- CCT/CNDLS Fellowships
- External Scholarships
- Funding for Military-Connected Students
- Funding for International Students
- Tuition Benefits for Georgetown University employees
- Federal Student Loans
- Student Employment Options
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 are expected to produce outstanding academic work as well as contribute substantially to the CCT community through student and/or Program initiatives. Applicants should show 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, candidates would submit a 500-word Statement of Interest saying how their past experience shaped the kind of learner and thinker they are today and describe how their unique combination of skills and passions could serve the CCT community.
The CCT Scholarship Application is available within the CCT Supplementary Form section of the Apply Yourself online application.
CCT offers fellowship positions with gnovis, our student-run academic journal, to full-time incoming students regardless of citizenship. These are open once a year to Fall applicants who apply by January 15.
gnovis consists of a flagship, twice-annual, peer-reviewed journal; an annual conference, gnoviCon; a series of debates and other events; a blog; a website; and various social media outlets. gnovis is the premier student-led initiative of the CCT program, representing the very best anti-disciplinary/(radically) interdisciplinary scholarship from our students. As such, it is a key public-facing component connecting CCT to the broader community of scholars working across our many disciplines—communications, cultural studies, technology, policy, journalism, semiotics, linguistics, design, social theory, computer science, data science, architecture, and the arts—beyond the walls of both CCT and the University.
Five fellows are selected each year to receive funding support between $2,600 and $5,000 per year.
To apply, candidates would select one or more of the following positions, complete a Statement of Interest, and submit a blog post as a writing sample.
The gnovis Fellowship form is available within the CCT Supplementary Form section of the Apply Yourself online application.
Editor-in-Chief: Strategic leader and staff supervisor of gnovis. Responsible for overseeing the production of gnovis Journal, maintenance of the gnovis Blog, and all projects, events, and collaborations.
Managing Editor: Primary responsibility is the successful publication of the twice-yearly gnovis journal. Oversees peer review and helps set the yearly editorial calendar, with the Editors-in-Chief.
Director of Multimedia: Oversees the creation of videos, signage and other print materials, and graphics work for all gnovis-related events and programs.
Director of Blog and Web Services: Oversees the management of gnovis web properties/assets, including the blog. Manages the non-staff blog contributors.
Director of Outreach and Social Media: Oversees internal and external outreach efforts, including the solicitation of submissions to the journal (with the Managing Editors) and event (e.g., gnoviCon, debates, ad hoc events) notices. Responsible for managing content posted to the gnovis social media accounts.
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.
CNDLS is Georgetown University's center for teaching and learning, and 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 $19.50 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 select one or more of the following positions and complete a Statement of Interest.
The CCT-CNDLS Fellowship form is available within the CCT Supplementary Form section of the Apply Yourself online application.
Technical/Media position: This requires advanced technical skills (website design and development, blog design and development, social media skills, possible graphic design, film/video, and photography as well, etc.) and will be engaged in some aspect of technological support of educational technologies and tools.
Writing/Communication/Research position: This does not require advanced technical skills and will instead focus on writing and communication projects (composing, editing), assessment projects, technology projects, or projects involving research on student learning. Though the position does not require high technical skill, some basic technical competency is important.
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:
- College Board’s Scholarship Search
Scholarship and grant programs:
- AAUW Educational Funding and Awards
- Anita Borg Scholarship
- Cosmos Club Grants for Graduate Students
- Critical Language Scholarship Program
- Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
- Jack Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
- Georgetown's Office of Student Financial Services
- The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
- NYU List of Grants and Fellowships
- MSU Libraries list of Grants for Individuals
Veterans and others connected to the U.S. military service may be eligible for funding programs:
- Scholarship Opportunities for Military-Connected Students
- Yellow Ribbon Program for Military Veterans
International applicants may apply for CCT scholarships and fellowships. They may also explore the following:
- Financial Resources for International Students
- The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA
- Institute of International Education Funding for US Study
- AAUW International Fellowships
- Civil Society Leadership Awards
- Fulbright Foreign Student Program
- Organization of American States Academic Scholarship Program
- PEO International Peace Scholarship
- Annual CGTrader Scholarship
It may also be helpful to research financial aid and scholarships from your home country. For example, CCT students have received awards from the China Scholarship Council and the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT).
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.