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 2023-2024 academic year. All fees are subject to change each year.
Tuition is charged based on the number of credits in which you enroll. The total number of credits required (new window) for a CCT degree is 36.
Most CCT classes count for 3 credits each. Full-time students take a minimum of 9 credits per semester and finish within 2 years. Part-time students take 6 credits per semester and finish within 3 years.
Tuition per credit for 2023-2024: $2,452
Tuition for full-time students taking three 3-credit courses each in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024: $44,136 ($2,452 x 18 credits)
Tuition for part-time students taking two 3-credit courses each in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024: $29,424 ($2,452 x 12 credits)
Fees and Other Expenses
Graduate Student Activity Fee: $37 (yearly cost)
Student Health Insurance (new window): $3,115 (estimated yearly cost)
Living Costs: $21,356 (estimated)
Transport: $1,320 (estimated)
Books: $1,300 (estimated)
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.
As CCT scholarships are very competitive, you may wish to check out External Scholarships for additional award programs.
CCT Gnovis Fellowships
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 CNDLS Fellowships
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 (new window) (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.
Up to 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 $14,352 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. Please see the Graduate School’s tips for finding External Funding as well as Financing Graduate School from Georgetown’s Office of Student Financial Services.
The links below may be useful to start your search. These are offered as suggestions, not endorsements.
Scholarship and Grant Programs:
- AAUW Educational Funding and Awards (new window)
- Anita Borg Scholarship (new window)
- Bryce Harlow Fellowship Program (new window)
- Capital Speakers Club of Washington D.C. Scholarship (new window)
- Cosmos Club Grants for Graduate Students (new window)
- Critical Language Scholarship Program (new window)
- Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund (new window)
- Jack Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship (new window)
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (new window)
- William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students (new window)
- The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid (new window)
- MSU Libraries list of Grants for Individuals (new window)
- How to Pay for Graduate School Without Student Loans (new window)
- How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast (new window)
Scholarship Search Tools:
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
The International Student & Scholar Services website (new window) includes advice on Financial Aid & Money Matters (new window). See Loans & Scholarships on that page.
International applicants may apply for CCT scholarships and fellowships. They may also explore the following:
- Financial Resources for International Students (new window)
- Financial Resources for Latinx Students (new window)
- The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA (new window)
- The Ultimate Moving Guide for International Students (new window)
- Institute of International Education Funding for US Study (new window)
- AAUW International Fellowships (new window)
- Civil Society Leadership Awards (new window)
- Fulbright Foreign Student Program (new window)
- Organization of American States Academic Scholarship Program (new window)
- PEO International Peace Scholarship (new window)
- Annual CGTrader Scholarship (new window)
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 (new window) 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) (new window). Contact Georgetown’s Office of Student Financial Services (new window) for information and tips.
Student Employment Options
Many students work on campus in hourly-paid positions. The rates are typically around $19-$20 an hour. The Office of Student Employment manages a database of on-campus employment opportunities. International students with work authorization (new window) may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.