HP Finances


The main financial considerations for the Georgia Tech Honors Program are the program fee and the cost of HP housing.  


The Honors Program assesses a program fee in the first year (or first semester, for transfer students admitted in the spring).  For traditional first-year students, this fee is $800, assessed in fall ($400) and spring ($400). For transfer students, this fee is $500, assessed in fall ($250) and spring ($250). Transfer students admitted in the spring are assessed a one-time fee of $250 in their entering semester.  There is no fee for subsequent years of participation in the Honors Program.  Fees are paid with the semester bursar bill-they are not due at the time of accepting an invitation to join the Honors Program.

Honors Program fees are used to pay for the events and programming that are available to students throughout their time at Georgia Tech.  These include such things as the all-day incoming student retreat, HProm, weekly social, volunteer, and/or professional development events, and the graduation brunch.  Program fees also subsidize the graduation regalia provided to all students who achieve "Participation in the Honors Program" (9 - 14 credit hours) or "Completion of the Honors Program" (15+ credit hours) at the time of graduation.  Regalia includes such items as a graduation stole, a graduation medal, framed certificate of achievement, and a lapel pin.

Photo of HP graduation swag


Honors Program students live in two buildings in the Eighth Street Apartments (East and South).  The cost of HP apartments are the same as the other apartments on campus—there is not an additional fee for living in HP housing.  

However, because students have a full apartment (private bedroom, living area, full kitchen, bathroom shared with one other resident), the cost of HP housing is higher than traditional first-year housing (i.e., a shared single room with a communal bathroom on the dorm hall).  Current rates for on-campus housing are available on the Office of Housing and Residence Life website.