Tuition & Fees

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

In addition, we’ve highlighted below two hourly wage job opportunities with programs we’ve established partnerships with on-campus. Applicants can apply for these jobs before they’ve confirmed their intention to matriculate into the M.A. English program. To learn about additional hourly employment opportunities, visit our Professional Development webpage.

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.


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Tuition & Additional Fees

For more information about fees associated 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, Per Year – $38.00
      4. Student Health Insurance, Per Year – $3,115.00
    • For the 2023–24 academic year: 1 credit = $2,452.00 and 1 course = 3 credits which totals $7,356.00
    • As of Fall 2021, the M.A. English program requires you take eight (8) courses and complete a thesis in order to earn the degree.
  • Student Health Insurance

Please see the Office of Student Financial Services’ Graduate Program Cost of Attendance page for more information.

Merit-Based Aid

The English Department offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships. All English M.A. applicants are automatically considered for merit-based financial aid during the application process; top applicants in the pool will be offered aid packages in the form of partial tuition remission. The English Department is unable to provide living stipends. For hourly job opportunities that English M.A. students frequently pursue, please see our “Professional Development” (new window) page. For the Georgetown Graduate School’s information about merit aid, please follow this link (new window).

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 Grant Finding and Writing Resources on the Graduate School’s website and/or Outside Scholarships on the Office of Student Financial Services’ website. 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 under the graduate tab.

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

Graduate Associates (GA) work with Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, 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 GAs 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 15–20 hours per week.

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

Teaching Assistants begin working in July during the five-week “summer bridge” phase of the CSP program. The average workload for the summer (which includes pre-program training, meetings with faculty, 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, they 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 and academic support for the 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.