Several forms of financial aid are available to Digital Media M.S. students, most often in the form of assistantships and student loans. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services for more information on Financial Aid.
As a graduate assistant, an M.S. student generally works 13 hours a week (1/3 time) and earns a stipend of $1270 per month. Georgia Tech tuition for Graduate Assistants is waived; however, students are required to pay all Georgia Tech Mandatory Student Fees. More information about Mandatory Student Fees may be found at the Georgia Tech Office of The Bursar website. Students working as graduate assistants must register with the Georgia Tech Payroll department as university employees. Graduate assistants are paid once per month beginning with the month of employment. The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (which houses the DM graduate program) offers a limited number of graduate research and teaching assistantships. Additional graduate assistantships may be available from other academic units or research centers.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents wishing to apply for federal and state education loans should contact the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services to obtain the necessary forms. Graduate Students applying for loans must complete the loan application process by April 15 of the prior academic year.
Approved student loans will be dispersed to the Bursar’s Office each semester prior to the registration deadline. After payment of tuition and fee balances, any remaining loan amount will then be charged to the student.
TUITION AND FEES
Prospective students should consult the Bursar’s Office for current data on tuition and fees.
- Digital Media graduate students are eligible to apply if they have a peer review paper or exhibition that is part of their work in the program accepted at a relevant venue
- Workshops and curated exhibitions are not eligible
- Amounts are $500 for international, $300 for domestic (per availability of funds)
- Matching funds may be available through the Dean’s Office, please check with them for more information
- Students must submit this completed application to their advisor for approval
- Advisor submits to Program Director who will make a decision
- Proposals are reviewed as received; 4-6 awards are given per year (or until funds run out)
- Students must fill out online travel authority once award is approved
- If travel award is granted, student needs to submit a travel report (1 page) to the Program Director after travel is completed which may be used on the website
- Only one per faculty member per year
DOMESTIC TRAVEL GRANT
As a recruitment tool, the DM program provides limited support for Digital Media students who are giving a talk (which does not need to include a published paper) at a peer institute and who include information about the program in their talk. The talk itself can be about their one work, but it should include 3-4 slides that represent the program as well as links to where the audience can find more information (you might get some sample slides from the DGS or the ADGS).
- the student writes the DGS and ADGS where s/he wants to go and what program s/he will visit (1/2 page on what they will present and when; 1/2 page about the program they are visiting + a mini budget that indicates e.g. flight and possible accommodation costs)
- the advisor sends a brief email that supports the application
- the funds are not meant to cover the full travel costs but to be a start up fund for others to match (they will be around $ 250-300)
Funds will be provided to all three core themes of DM and efforts will be made to balance them.