Tuition and Fees

Students studying at Georgetown University in Qatar are assessed the same tuition charges as their counterparts studying in Washington, DC. Below is a breakdown of items that the student will be billed for while attending the Qatar campus.

Summer 2020

Tuition (Qatar)$1,328 per credit hour
Textbooks$16 to $135 per class
Tuition (Main campus)$1,630 per credit hour

Fall 2020

Tuition (Full-time student)$28,692 (QAR104,726)
Tuition (Part-time student)$2,391 (QAR8,727) per credit hour
Activity fee$25.50 (QAR93) charged to all students
Transcript fee$100 (QAR365) charged to freshmen only
Textbooks fee *$400 (QAR1,460) charged to all students *
Insurance *$425 (QAR1,551) charged to all students except those who waived it *

Spring 2021

Tuition (Full-time student)$28,692 (QAR104,726)
Tuition (Part-time student)$2,391 (QAR8,727) per credit hour
Activity fee$85.50 (QAR312) charged to all students
Textbooks fee *$550 (QAR2,008) charged to all students *

AY 2020-2021

Tuition (Full-time student)$57,384 (QAR209,452)
Tuition (Part-time student)$2,391 (QAR8,727) per credit hour
Activity fee$111 (QAR405) charged to all students
Transcript fee$100 (QAR365) charged to freshmen only
Textbooks fee *$950 (QAR3,468) charged to all students *
Insurance *$425 (QAR1,551) charged to all students except those who waived it *

* Estimated textbooks fee for spring 2021

2020-21 On-Campus Housing Costs at Qatar Foundation

Security Deposit (Refundable)$548 (QAR2,000)
Housing Fee (rate per semester) *$2,586 to $3,545 (QAR9,440 to QAR12,940) *
Summer and Winter Housing Fee (rate per week) *$166 to $218 (QAR604 to QAR794 per week) *

Estimated Housing fees depending on the unit type

Room & Board: On-Campus Housing can be requested through Qatar Foundation – Student Housing & Residence Life. Students are billed separately for housing fees by Qatar Foundation as housing facilities are directly managed by Qatar Foundation. Be sure to check your invoice for housing fee deadlines. Freshmen Housing does not include kitchen facilities, but upperclassmen can choose an apartment with a kitchen. There are no campus meal-plans. There are several dining options – male and female housing cafeteria, Georgetown cafeteria, Student Center, Qatar National Library and other university campus cafeteria’s. Meals are reasonably priced with breakfast costs between QAR10 – QAR15, full course lunch and dinner costs between QAR25 – QAR30.

Tuition: Tuition for a full-time course load (12 or more credits) is billed per semester at a flat rate up to 20 credit hours. Students taking fewer than 12 credits per semester will be charged per credit hour. GU-Q students are expected to take a standard load of 15 credits per semester unless a heavier or lighter course load is approved by the academic dean. Beyond 20 credit hours, each additional credit hour for which the student is registered will result in an additional charge at the part-time rate, e.g.: a student registered for 20 credit hours will be charged $28,692.00, whereas a student registered for 21 hours will be charged $28,692.00 + $2,391.00. In case of withdrawal, tuition will be refunded according to the rates posted here.

Student Activities Fee:

Textbooks: All textbooks are ordered for and distributed to students by Georgetown University Qatar. GU-Q students are charged a flat fee each semester for textbook costs; this flat fee is generally substantially lower than the actual cost of books.

Insurance: Students are automatically enrolled in GU-Q’s health plan unless they opt to waive out of the plan. Students can waive out only if they can provide proof of insurance coverage through a parent or spouse that is equivalent to GU-Q’s coverage. Students must waive out of the insurance plan before the beginning of the school year.  Students are notified of the deadline by Student Health and Wellness during the summer prior to enrolling at GU-Q. Students must resubmit their documentation each year in order to continue to opt out of the GU-Q insurance plan.

To find more information about waiving your insurance charge, click here.

Transcript and Orientation Fees: If you are an entering student, you also will be charged a transcript fee and an orientation fee. These are one-time only fees.

Admissions Deposit: A non-refundable admissions deposit is required upon admission to the University. The full deposit is applied as a payment toward the total balance in the first semester bill.

Billing and Payment

Billing

Bills for fall and spring semesters are available to the student body within the first month of classes of each semester. Students receive notification via email that their bills are available in their mailboxes and online.

Students have one month—from the date they are notified their bills are available—to pay their bill. This includes either direct payments (submitted to GU-Q Student Finance) or providing GU-Q Student Finance with proof of any scholarships, sponsorship or financial aid. Any balance larger than $100 USD results in a hold being placed on the student account. This hold prevents the student from pre-registering or registering for subsequent semesters. Late payment fee of $25 will be assessed against any balance outstanding over $100. Any charges from the previous semester bills that are unpaid are rolled over into the subsequent semester bill. This is listed at the top of the bill as the “Prior Term Balance.”

Please check the amount of tuition to be sure it is correct.

Payment

Accepted methods of payment include:

  • Paper Checks
  • Wire Transfers (contact GU-Q Finance for account information and payment instructions)
  • Third-Party Billing (e.g., Sponsors)
  • Financial Aid (e.g., QF Loan, FAFSA)

Installment Payment Plan: Students can enroll in payment plans that allow for payments to be made in four installments each semester. Submission of all post-dated checks to GU-Q Finance on the first installment date of each semester is preferred. Families opting to make payments by wire transfers must submit proof of transfer before or on the monthly due date.

Enrollment dates are as follows:

  • Fall 2020: Enrollment ends September 30th
  • Spring 2021: Enrollment ends January 31st

Please note: Students on the installment payment plan can be blocked from registering for a subsequent semester if payments are not submitted on time.

Main Campus Study/Study Abroad

Students have the option of applying to study at Georgetown University, Main Campus in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere abroad during their junior year. Financial Aid for students studying on Main Campus/Study Abroad is available on a limited basis. Students receiving financial aid or scholarship through Qatar Foundation or Higher Education Institute are eligible for one semester of studying on Main Campus/Study Abroad and should notify their sponsor— during their financial aid application process before their junior year—of their intent to study abroad. To learn more about the costs involved with your program of choice, you can go to Main Campus Office of Student Financial Services and Office of Global Education websites for more information.

To view the fee structure for Academic Year 2019-2020, please click here.

Contact Information and Quick Links

GU-Q Student Finance: Phone: +974 4457-8210 Email: guqstudentaccounts@georgetown.edu

Georgetown University Office of Global Education