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Georgia Tech Financial Aid Award Letters

JPWhiteJPWhite Posts: 8Registered User New Member
Has anyone received their award letters for Freshman Class 2009?
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Replies to: Georgia Tech Financial Aid Award Letters

  • va_catloverva_catlover Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
    Not here...am waiting and checking Buzzport every day. Called and call was not returned.
  • iconplaybassiconplaybass Posts: 147Registered User Junior Member
    Join the crowd. I'm anxiously awaiting the letter and checking BuzzPort daily.

    I hope they come out soon because its down to GaTech or my state school and at this point I'd just like to know which school I'll be attending so I can get in the right mindset.
  • KidsMoKidsMo Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    None received here in Memphis - and Saturday's mail just came :(
  • JPWhiteJPWhite Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    None either in Birmingham....mail has already come.
  • KidsMoKidsMo Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    Well got it today but what a joke. Thanks for not much.
  • gary7gary7 Posts: 2,983Registered User Senior Member
    How lavish is Georgiatech with regards to financial aid for international applicants(Annual family income less than 20-25K)
    Is it need-blind?
  • JPWhiteJPWhite Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    My son got his yesterday. Yes, a joke. I think GA Tech makes their funding off out of state students.
  • lastminutemom196lastminutemom196 Posts: 694Registered User Member
    Gary

    No. GT is not need blind, especially for out of state students.
  • iconplaybassiconplaybass Posts: 147Registered User Junior Member
    Well, to be fair, GT is funded by the state of Georgia and probably must devote most of its funds to Georgia residents.

    That said, I almost wish they didn't admit OOS students who can't pay the full COA. If they aren't need blind then surely they knew with my 4065 EFC that I couldn't think of attending without significant aid, so why get my hopes up?

    I received my Pell, a nonGA tuition credit of 7500, the ACG and FSEOG for a grand aid total of 13000. The COA is about 37000.

    While I appreciate what I got, I sadly cannot attend because I have no way of coming up with 24000 dollars. It probably would have been kinder to just reject my application.
  • Bobtheball91Bobtheball91 Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    GT Financial Aid is hilarious. Here's an example.

    Friend #1: Parents bring in less than 60k a year, one son already in college at UGA. His EFC = $99,999.00 No joke.

    Friend #2: Parents make at least $120,000 a year (he won't specify and doesn't really know). His EFC = $720. His aid package also is pure grants.
  • digmediadigmedia Posts: 2,869Registered User Senior Member
    No joke (and will show you how old I am): When I went to Ga Tech, here were the costs:

    Tuition: $133 per quarter for in-state, $333 per quarter for out-of-state
    Dorm: $80 per quarter
    Meal Plan (breakfast and dinner): $140 per quarter.

    There was no way I could afford that at the time, so I went as a co-op student working at Martin-Marietta (now Lockheed-Martin) making the fabulous sum of $2.05 per hour. I still needed scholarships and loans to get through.... My how times have changed.

    I could make it there then (no help from my parents at all), but now, there is no way a student can be on his/her own.
  • sueinphillysueinphilly Posts: 4,207Registered User Senior Member
    ^^^^ ~197_?

    Just guessing based on the hourly wage????
  • digmediadigmedia Posts: 2,869Registered User Senior Member
    I started in 1964. Counting both undergrad and then grad school, I left Ga Tech in 1973. I remember the 1964 costs very well, because I was trying to raise the money to go, but I have no idea what the costs were by 1973. But in grad school I had a fellowship that paid everything.
  • sueinphillysueinphilly Posts: 4,207Registered User Senior Member
    you were well paid for 1964 :-)
  • gary7gary7 Posts: 2,983Registered User Senior Member
    So as an international student who possibly can't pay more than 5-10K on his own, is it useless to apply?
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