Finances

Cost of Attendance

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 Georgetown University-Qatar.

Tuition and Fees Structure

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

Summer 2020

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

Fall 2020

Tuition (Full-time student) $28,692 (QR. 104,725.80)
Tuition (Part-time student) $2,391 (QR. 8,727.15) per credit hour
Activity fee $85.50 (QR. 312.08) charged to all students
Orientation fee $273 (QR. 996.45) charged to freshmen only
Transcript fee $100 (QR. 365.00) charged to freshmen only
Textbooks fee * $550 (QR. 2,007.50) charged to all students *
Insurance * $500 (QR. 1,825.00) charged to all students, except those who waived it *

Spring 2021

Tuition (Full-time student) $28,692 (QR. 104,725.80)                                                                            
Tuition (Part-time student) $2,391 (QR. 8,727.15) per credit hour
Activity fee $85.50 (QR. 312.08) charged to all students
Textbooks fee * $550 (QR. 2,007.50) charged to all student *

AY 2020-2021

Tuition (Full-time student) $57,384 (QR. 209,451.60)
Tuition (Part-time student) $2,391 (QR. 8,727.15) per credit hour
Activity fee $171 (QR. 624.15) charged to all students
Orientation fee $273(QR. 996.45) charged to freshmen only
Transcript fee $100 (QR. 365.00) charged to freshmen only
Textbooks fee * $1,100 (QR. 4,015.00) charged to all students *
Insurance * $500 (QR. 1,825.00) charged to all students except those who waived it *

* Estimated textbooks fee and insurance

2020-21 On-Campus Housing Costs at Qatar Foundation

Security Deposit (Refundable) QR 2,000
Housing Fee (rate per semester) * QR 9,440 to QR 12,940 *
Summer and Winter Housing Fee (rate per week) *

QR 604 to QR 794 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 QR. 10 – QR. 15, full course lunch and dinner costs between QR. 25 – QR. 30.

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: This fee is mandatory every semester for any student.

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, Cash (paid in Qatari Riyals)
  • 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.

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.

Contact Information and Quick Links

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

Georgetown University Office of Global Education

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I view my bill?

Student bills are posted online to Student Account Services periodically throughout the semester. An email will be sent to both the student and any authorized user whenever a new bill has been issued. You may view your bill by the following method (authorized users may skip to step 5 below):

  1. Login to MyAccess. Click on ‘Student Services’
  2. Click on ‘Student Account’
  3. Select ‘Student Account Services’
  4. You will be instructed to click on a blue link labeled ‘Student Account Services’. This will take you to our secure payment gateway and you will be prompted to enter your NetID login credentials
  5. Click on the tab labeled ‘My Account’, which will reveal a new row of tabs underneath
  6. Select ‘Statements’
  7. Select a statement to view from the dropdown menu, and click ‘View’ (be sure to disable any active pop-up blockers, as they may prevent the bill from opening). Alternatively, under the ‘Action’ column heading, click the gear icon to display related action items, and then click on ‘View’
  8. Your bill will appear in a new window

Note that the eStatement reflects the state of an account at a particular moment in time and may not reflect more recent changes.

How do I view my account activity since my last bill?

Your eStatement reflects your account status at a given point in time. You may have made changes to your registration, received financial aid or made payments since the last bill was produced. The following steps will show you how to view the impact such changes have had on your bill (authorized users may skip to step 5 below):

  1. Login to MyAccess. Click on ‘Student Services’
  2. Click on ‘Student Account’
  3. Select ‘Student Account Services’
  4. You will be instructed to click on a blue link labeled ‘Student Account Services’. This will take you to our secure payment gateway and you will be prompted to enter your NetID login credentials
  5. Click on the tab labeled ‘My Account’, which will reveal a new row of tabs underneath
  6. Select ‘Current Activity’
  7. Click on any term row to view account activity associated with the term
  8. To view all account activity across all terms, click the ‘Expand All’ option

Note that the displayed account activity is updated in real-time.

How do I make a payment?

Payments to GUQ and QF can be made in Student Finance office by cash or check. In case of payments by wire transfer, payment proofs should be submitted to Finance Department, 1st Floor, GU-Q building. Students’ hours are between 9:00am and 3:00pm, Sunday-Thursday.

Books, Insurance and Transcript fee payments can also be wired to the following account:

Bank: Qatar National Bank Branch: QF Branch Account Name: Georgetown University Account Number: 0035‐003917‐001 SWIFT CODE: QNBAQAQA IBAN Code#: QA32QNBA000000000035003917001

Tuition and other fees payments can be wired to the following account:

Bank: Qatar National Bank Branch: QF Branch Account Name: Qatar Foundation Account Number: 0013-035555-001 SWIFT CODE: QNBAQAQA IBAN Code#: QA90QNBA000000000013035555001

Can I pay in installments?

Students can sign up for a payment plan agreement which splits the amount due to Qatar Foundation into monthly installments. To sign up for payment plan, please visit GU-Q Finance Suite in person.

How can I be eligible for financial aid?

Please review our financial aid page to find out more about GU-Q grants and other scholarships opportunities.

How to grant authorization to view/pay my bill to a parent or authorized individual?

For students whose tuition will be paid by a parent or guardian, it is important to grant this person (or persons) access to your financial information. This will allow the person to view your bill, sign up for a payment plan, and make payments. In addition, the authorized user will receive email updates throughout the semester notifying them of any changes to the account. The following instructions will allow you to set up an authorized user:

  1. Login to MyAccess. Click on ‘Student Services’
  2. Click on ‘Student Account’
  3. Select ‘Student Account Services’
  4. You will be instructed to click on a blue link labeled ‘Student Account Services’. This will take you to our secure payment gateway and you will be prompted to enter your NetID login credentials
  5. Locate the ‘My Profile Setup’ menu on the right section of the screen
  6. Click on the menu option ‘Authorized Users’
  7. Enter the email address of the person whom you wish to have access to your account and click the green button labeled ‘Continue’
  8. You will be presented with an agreement stating that you are granting the user access to your account. Review this, click the ‘I Agree’ box, then click the green button labeled ‘Continue’

The user will receive instructions for logging in via email, along with a temporary password in a separate email. Note that you can use the ‘Authorized Users’ page to remove users as well as add them.