International Student Fee Increasing Fall 2019

Immigration Information Sessions: Analysis of Recent Guidance from SEVP

International students, both continuing and admitted, are making decisions about academic programs and courses this fall. However, we know that there may be various issues, particularly travel restrictions or visa matters, subject to guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

Please join OIE for one of the following information sessions for analysis of recent guidance from SEVP:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 8:00am EDT
(GT login required:

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:00am EDT
(GT login required:

Following guidance from Georgia Tech Administration and the University System of Georgia, the Office of International Education has implemented its continuity of operations plan.  This plan moves OIE to email and other internet-based forms of communication until further notice.  When you have questions or require support, please email the following contacts:
    International Students and Scholars:
    Education Abroad:
    For all other inquiries, please refer to the staff list:

OIE remains committed to providing excellent service to all of our stakeholders.  We look forward to working with you virtually to continue supporting Tech's global mission. We appreciate your support and understanding as we and the rest of the world respond to the current public health crisis. 

The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents have approved Georgia Tech’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposed by President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and Institute leadership. The approved budget includes a number of tuition and fee changes that will go into effect starting fall semester 2019. Among them is the International Student Fee, which will increase to $100 USD per semester. The fee applies to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate international students.

The International Student Fee covers costs associated with providing services, as well as the certification, processing, and compliance requirements, for international student support. The fee services available to international students and scholars at Georgia Tech, including special support for admissions, pre-arrival, pre-enrollment and orientation services, international teaching assistants, practical training via the Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2), and other administrative processing and compliance requirements.

The decision follows a detailed analysis of the costs associated with academic and administrative services, which requires an increase in order to maintain service excellence. The review included a review of fees assessed to international students at peer institutions. Even with this increase, Georgia Tech’s fees will be comparable or remain lower than our peers.

Up-to-date tuition and fee information is available at

More information on how the International Student Fee is used can be found at

Please direct questions to the Office of International Education at

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Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:21am