Urban Design Program Costs and Financial Assistance

PARIS: Ellen Fuson, BFA Washington U. in St. Louis, MARCH Class 2011 + Amanda Mooney, BLA, U.Georgia; MCRP and MS-UD Class of 2011

Financial assistance for study in the urban design programs is available in three ways:

  • The GT-COA Graduate Coop Program is a source of support for graduate students. With the sponsorship of employers, the Graduate Coop Program waives both resident and non-resident tuition and provides a modest stipend for 15 hours of work per week, as assigned by the sponsor, usually at the sponsor’s location. The Coop Program operates through the Georgia Tech Foundation. More information is available from Lucie Andre in the School of Architecture or Dracy Blackwell in the School of City and Regional Planning. Note that international students are not eligible for the Coop Program until after they have been in residence for 12 months, due to U.S. visa regulations.
  • The Urban Design Programs (MSUD, Dual Degree) have the following fellowships for students with outstanding qualifications. These fellowships depend on funding and my not be available each year.
    • The COA Charles Brown Fellowship in Urban Design and Development provides tuition stipends, tuition waivers or assistantships to graduate students in the urban design programs.
    • The Georgia Conservancy Good Urbanism 101 Fellowship provides a Graduate Coop Position, tuition assistance or a stipend for urban design students in the MSUD or Dual Degree Program.
    • The MSUD Fellowship, which includes a tuition assistance, stipend or graduate research assistantship for MSUD students.
  • Faculty in the School of Architecture and School of City and Regional Planning often have sponsored research or sponsored studios with an urban design focus. These externally sponsored projects, providing stipends or assistantships to urban design students, are normally available to students already enrolled in the College of Architecture.

The current tuition and fees for the students in the College of Architecture, based on their specific degree programs, are available from the Georgia Tech BURSAR’S OFFICE. Questions concerning financial aid can be found at School of Architecture and School of City and Regional Planning.

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