Tuition, Fees & Graduate Student Life

All opportunities to assist students entering the M.A. program with tuition costs and other financial responsibilities appear on this page. Students in general will have to make necessary arrangements to support their pursuing the M.A. English degree at Georgetown.

To learn more about hourly employment opportunities outside the program, visit our Professional Development webpage. We’ve also listed the established partnerships our program has made with on-campus entities that we know have hourly wage jobs. Our students can apply for these once they’ve confirmed their intention to matriculate into the M.A. English program. See below for more information on the On-Campus Partnership Opportunities.

Please note: If you are awarded the Truman Scholarship, Georgetown University will provide a match of up to $30,000 to cover cost-of-education expenses, e.g. tuition and related fees, living expenses, textbooks, etc.


Tuition & Additional Fees

For more information about associated fees related to tuition and student health insurance click on the links below.

  • Tuition & Fees
    • The fees listed on this page applicable to our program are:
      • (1) Tuition, Per Credit Hour
      • (2) One-Time Transcript Fee
      • (3) Graduate Student Activity Fee
      • (4) Student Health Insurance, Per Year
    • For the 2019–20 academic year: 1 credit = $2,139.00 and 1 course = 3 credits which totals $6,417.00
    • The M.A. English program requires you take 10 courses in order to complete the degree.
  • Student Health Insurance

Alternate Sources of Funding

Students are strongly encouraged to apply for external sources of funding concurrently with their application to the program. Unlike undergraduate admissions, where most applicants apply for admission first and then apply for aid, applications for national scholarships and graduate financial aid applications often have their deadlines at the same time or prior to program admission dates

For more information on grants, fellowships, internships, and other external funding opportunities, please visit the Graduate School’s page on Grant Finding and Writing Resources, the Office of Student Financial Services’ page on Outside Scholarships, and the Graduate Career Center. Students interested in more information on federal loans and grants should contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

If you would like to speak to a financial aid counselor, find your assigned counselor in the directory based on the first letter of your last name.

Students are also able to find job opportunities both on and off campus. For on-campus opportunities, search the Student Employment Office database. Please note that graduate students may work up to but no more than 20 hours/week total in all on-campus jobs.

On-Campus Partnership Opportunities

CNDLS Graduate Associates (GA) work with Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), which is responsible for a number of projects relating to faculty and graduate student professional development, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and teaching with technology. The Associates will help with the overall operation of CNDLS and work on a variety of projects involving pedagogical and scholarly innovation.

The position may include working on writing and communication projects (composing, editing), assessment projects, technology projects, or projects involving research on student learning. The position does not require high technical skill, but some basic technical competency is important. CNDLS GA’s are expected to work approximately 15 hours per week.

Community Scholars Teaching Assistants (TA) work with the Community Scholars Program (CSP), which provides academic support to exceptional undergraduate students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education. Many of these students hail from working-class, immigrant and/or minority populations, and many are the first in their families to attend college. The Community Scholars Teaching Assistants work for the program over summer session II and the fall and spring semester.

Teaching Assistants begin working in July during the four-week “summer bridge” phase of the CSP program. The average workload for the summer (which includes teaching support in writing seminars, as well as a good deal of individual tutoring of first-year undergraduates) is 20 hours per week.

In both the summer and fall semesters, each TA is paired with an instructor of a Writing & Culture Seminar. In the fall, TAs work an average of 10 hours per week, helping to prepare for class, attending and at times teaching class, helping with the assessment of student writing, and lending individual tutoring support to assigned students. In the spring semester, they do not assist a professor in class but continue an average of 10 hours per week of individualized tutoring with undergraduate students in the program. Students selected as Community Scholars Teaching Assistants are strongly encouraged to enroll in ENGL-722: Approaches to Teaching Writing in the fall semester of their first year.

Student Life

For more information about student life related to off-campus housing, graduate student life, and the community of students within the M.A. English program, click on the links below.