Georgia State University is a state/public university that is primarily funded by tax dollars from U.S. residents living in the state of Georgia. For this reason, Georgia State University has very few scholarship opportunities. International students are generally classified as non-residents of the U.S. and therefore are not qualified for U.S. government tuition assistance or federal loans, and must pay non-resident tuition.
Non-residents of the U.S. have additional costs and are less likely to find funding while studying at Georgia State unless they are a graduate student who obtains a graduate research/teaching assistantship (GRA/GTA). The availability of GRA/GTA positions varies in each academic department. Graduate students interested in obtaining an assistantship should contact the graduate coordinators in their departments to find more information about possible Graduate Assistantship positions.
Students who fail to pay their bill before the start of classes will be withdrawn by the university from their classes. Please remember that all students were required to submit financial documents in order to obtain the I-20 or DS-2019 from Georgia State University, and therefore the university is expecting that the student will not have difficulties in making their tuition payments. Please come to International Services and meet with an advisor if you are having problems with making your tuition payments on time. Please be aware that financial problems can cause problems with your ability to maintain your immigration status.
Georgia State University offers need-based, nonresident tuition waivers to qualified international students. The tuition waiver only waives the out of state portion of the tuition. If granted a waiver, the student would still be responsible for paying the in state portion of the tuition costs. Students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., or who have asylee/refugee status, are not eligible for these awards. Additionally, students are generally not eligible for financial assistance during their first academic year at Georgia State. If selected for a waiver, students must enroll for a full course of study for the term selected unless they are graduating during the semester in which they receive the waiver. In this case, a student may be enrolled in less than full time.