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Program Costs

Program Costs

*2021 Costs TBD*


As outlined, there are four main costs associated with participating on the Pacific Program- Program Fee, Airfare, Tuition and Personal Spending Allowance.  For payment deadlines, please click on "Dates" from the "Program Details" menu.  All payments should be made to the Bursar's Office.

*Below is an outline of the 2020 Program Costs. The 2020 program fee & airfare costs are tentative and depend on destination additions, accommodation type, etc.*

1. 2020 Program Charge: $10,500.00 USD 

  • The program fee includes all housing, a partial meal plan (meals on class days in New Zealand, breakfast in Brisbane and Townsville/Magnetic Island, and all meals while on Heron Island), ground transportation, insurance (medical, evacuation and repatriation) and all class-affiliated excursions unless states otherwise on the syllabi. The first program charge must be paid by November 15th and the second program charge must be paid by November 29th.
    The $500.00 deposit required at the time of application is the first payment towards the program fee.
    Program Charge I: $5,000.00 
    Program Charge II: $5,000.00 

2. 2020 Airfare: $2,844.00

Airfare is not included in the program fee to accommodate students wishing to use frequent flyer miles, buddy passes, or alternate departure dates. Georgia Tech will reserve group flights as a courtesy for students in the program.  The group flight will depart the United States in early January, 2020. Students participating on the group flight are responsible for getting to the airport on the west coast to meet the group; this is not included in the group airfare.  The deadline to purchase the flight option is November 8th.


It is highly encouraged that students participate on the group flight because it contains many legs.  Students not participating on the group flight are responsible for their own ground transportation if their flight does not correspond with the group's.  The group flight will contain the following legs:
· U.S.A. to Dunedin, New Zealand 
· Dunedin, New Zealand to Townsville, Australia 
· Townsville, Australia to Brisbane, Australia
· Brisbane, Australia to U.S.A. 


3. 2020 Tuition: $4,754.16

Tuition for credit hours will be charged by the Bursar’s Office, not the Office of International Education. Registration for classes will take place during Spring Phase I registration unless otherwise arranged. All class schedules must be completed and correct by the end of Phase II. Tuition will be due by the Pacific Program's Departure Date; HOPE and financial aid will be disbursed as usual. All students are required to pay the USG & technology fee.
*Students taking 13 or more credit hours should add an additional $341.93 per credit hour. 
Item Full Program
Total Tuition $4,103.16
Technology Fee $107.00
USG Institutional Fee $544.00
TOTAL $4,754.16


4.Personal Expenses: $1,780.00 (Estimate Only)

These expenses will vary, but this estimate includes the cost of books, supplies, and non-covered meals while on the program. This does not include non-program weekend trips, entertainment, or souvenirs.  To see a cost breakdown from past participants, please contact Andrea Henriquez at


Total Estimated Program Expenses: $19,878.16 

If you will be receiving financial aid and/or scholarships to cover the program fee, please obtain an updated award letter from Financial Aid and sign a deferral promissory note (with updated award letter and signed promissory note, the due date of some or all program fees will be delayed to the day that financial aid is disbursed in January.)


2021 Cancellation Fees

Upon acceptance, you are counted in the numbers for all Pacific reservations and payments to our vendors. Students who choose not to participate after being accepted into the program will be subject to the following fee schedule:
· All group airline tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. (Although departure and return dates may be altered for a fee by the airline, destinations may not be changed.)
  • Students canceling before September 15th will loose the program deposit
  • Students canceling after September 15th must pay 25 percent of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after October 15th must pay 50 percent of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after November 6th must pay 100 percent of the program fee.
Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter (including a change to program fees) or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. If Georgia Tech cancels the entire program before departure for reasons within its control, all fees paid by participants will be refunded. If Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants’ safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.




All students participating on the group flight are responsible for purchasing and coordinating their flights between their hometown and Houston (IAH) for the flight out of the USA and on their return flight home.
If you do not wish to participate in the group flight (for example, if you want to go to a different location after the program or want to use another airline), please keep the following items in mind as you book your own ticket:
In order to take advantage of the group’s ground transportation (from airport to program housing), flights must match the date and airport of the group flight with complementary times (arrive before or at the same time). If not, the student must arrange and fund his or her own ground transportation in each city.
Students may not miss any program activities upon arrival to or departure from program locations. Any delays may be counted as unexcused absences from the program (students must keep this in mind when flying standby). 

FLIGHT COST 2020: $2,844.00*

*Doesn't include cost of flight to & from IAH.