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 2019-2020 academic year. All fees are subject to change each year.

Tuition Cost

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)

Other Costs:

Estimated yearly living costs: $20,709

Estimated yearly cost of commuting: $1,320

Estimated yearly cost of books: $1,300

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

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 gnovis Fellowship

CCT offers paid fellow positions with gnovis to full-time incoming students, regardless of citizenship, who apply by January 15. gnovis (nō vĭs) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and accompanying blog run entirely by CCT students. For almost twenty years, the journal has been regularly publishing leading-edge graduate student scholarship on the interrelated nature of emerging technologies, popular culture, new media, politics, and more. In addition to the scholarly journal and its blogging arm, for the past five years the gnovis team has also organized and hosted an annual all-day academic conference that convenes thought leaders from the nonprofit, academic, and business sectors to discuss a pressing sociotechnical topic chosen by gnovis‘ staff. Recent gnovicon conference topics have included “Big Tech, Data, and Democracy” and “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.”

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. 

Available positions:

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/CNDLS Fellowship

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 $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 complete a Statement of Interest in the CCT Supplemental Information section of the Online Application.

External Scholarships

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:

Scholarship and grant programs:

Funding for Military-Connected Students

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

Funding for International Students

International applicants may apply for CCT scholarships and fellowships. They may also explore the following:

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). 

Tuition Benefits for Georgetown University Employees

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.

Federal Student Loans

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.

Student Employment Options

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.