Georgia State University is a publicly funded institution supported primarily through taxes from U.S citizens in the state of Georgia. Therefore, resources are limited for international students.
|Please be aware:
Non-Resident Tuition Waivers
Georgia State University offers a limited number of need-based, non-resident tuition waivers to qualified international students at all GSU campuses each term. Applications should be taken very seriously, and checked for accuracy and thoroughness given the limited public funding for these waivers. Re-cycled applications with same or similar information, incomplete applications, ambiguous references, or missing information will not support the granting of a waiver.
Eligibility and Application Instructions
- Eligibility is indicated in section I of the >> Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Application.
- All required supporting documentation is indicated in the application itself.
- Review the checklist at the end of the application to help you verify that your materials are ready to submit. You cannot re-submit or edit your application after submission.
- Upload all components of your application as a PDF via >> iStart under the "Tuition Waiver Application" tab for your campus.
What is Covered?
- Only out of state tuition is waived, not student fees or the in-state portion of tuition.
Is this different than a Graduate Assistantship?
- Yes. This waiver is need-based, open to students at all degree levels, and does not require a work commitment. If you have a GRA, you are not eligible for this waiver.
Is this different than the "Campus Atlanta Scholarship"?
- Yes, this waiver is need-based and assists eligible students experiencing financial hardship in their final year. The Campus Atlanta Scholarship is merit-based at the time of undergraduate admission or transfer.
|TIME FRAME||Applications Open||Deadline to Apply|
|Fall Semester||Early April||April 30th|
|Spring Semester||Early September||September 30th|
|Summer Semester||Early March||March 31st|
For more information, or if you have questions about this process, please contact:
- Georgia State University - Main Campus: firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-413-2070
- Georgia State University - Perimeter College: email@example.com / 678-891-3235
Graduate Student Resources
Full-time graduate students in F1 or J1 visa status may qualify for a graduate research, teaching, or administrative assistant position, also known as a GRA, GTA, or GAA, commonly referred to as simply “Graduate Assistantships.” This funding generally waives tuition and provides a small stipend in return for work performed in the department. The availability of these positions varies by academic department. For more information, contact the graduate coordinators in your department.
Other Support for Graduate Students
For more information about external funding, internal funding such as: Final Year Fellowships, Dissertation Grant Program, and the Second Century Initiative (2CI), or for assistance with research writing, please visit >> this website <<.
ISSS understands that circumstances beyond your control may arise. Please inform ISSS if you are having unexpected financial problems during the course of your stay.
- F-1 Work Authorization based on Economic Hardship. For more information, please click >> here <<
- The following document may be helpful to identify other funding sources: Financial Assistance
Remember: all international students submitted financial documentation of their ability to pay all costs in order to obtain the I-20 or DS-2019 from Georgia State University.