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Tuition and Fees

  Tuition and Fees, 2020-21 and 2021-22 (PDF)  

The fees and charges listed below are for those students enrolled as students of the GTU, including the Common MA program. Students of one of the member schools should check with their registrar and/or business office for that school’s charges.

Tuition and Fees

(For tuition and fees, the academic year begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer session.) 

Tuition** 2020-21 2021-22 Annual
PhD tuition (per credit) $1475 $1475 $35,400
PhD continuing fee (per semester) * $4775 $4775 $9,550
MA tuition (per credit) $800 $825 $19,200
MA continuing fee (per semester) * $4775 $4775 $9,550
Undesignated (per credit) $800 $825  
Certificate $500 $500  
Continuing education (per CEU) $150 $150  
Summer language CE (per course) $725 $750  

* Fall and spring semesters only.
** MA and PhD students who are full time in-tuition or continuing studies in a semester may also audit up to 3 credits in that semester without charge. Other students paying tuition per credit hour may audit a course for an additional fee of $1500.

Fees 2020-21 2021-22
PhD application fee (domestic) $135 $135
PhD application fee (international) $155 $155
MA application fee $40 $40
PhD enrollment deposit (non-refundable) $200 $350

PhD enrollment deferral deposit non-refundable 

Records maintenance fee (per leave) $100 $100
Reinstatement fee $200 $200
Transcript fee (per transcript) $0 $0
ID replacement fee $25 $25


Graduation Fees 2020-21 2021-22
Doctoral $300 $150
MA $150 $75
Joint degree additional $100 $50
Certificate $50 $25
Placement dossier fee                                 $50 $50


Doctoral and MA students in course work (first two years at full time enrollment) pay per credit for all courses taken.

Doctoral and MA students in continuing status pay a flat rate for fall and spring semester. This fee covers tuition for any courses taken in fall or spring. Students in continuing status pay per credit for classes taken during the summer. 

If you withdraw or fall below half-time status you may no longer be eligible for financial aid or student loans. Your account will be adjusted accordingly and the aid returned to the source. If you have received a refund for these funds, you must reimburse the school immediately. For more information on financial aid forfeiture, please visit the Financial Aid office.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

GTU tuition and fees are to be paid to the GTU Business Office or paid online. Students are responsible for using the SONIS portal: to find their balance due once their registration is complete. Statements are only mailed if a student is late in paying. GTU summer language courses are offered as continuing education and are payable at the time of registration through the SONIS Continuing Education Portal. Pay Tuition and Fees


GTU Tuition Refund Policy

  1. Prior to the end of General Registration: full tuition
  2. During the 1st or 2nd week of classes: full tuition, less withdrawal fee
  3. During 3rd, 4th and 5th week of classes: 50% of tuition
  4. After the 5th week: no refund


GTU Special Tuition Refund Policy

Applies to short-duration, distance-learning certificates only

  1. Prior to first day of class: full tuition
  2. First 7 days: full tuition
  3. After 7 days: no refund