Georgia Tech, along with five other prominent educational institutions in Atlanta, has received a sponsorship from Delta Air Lines as part of a multi-university free passport program to help increase access to global education experiences and foster international perspectives among students.  The Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative (AGREC), consisting of Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Agnes Scott College, Spelman College, and Kennesaw State University, is the recipient of this funding from Delta Air Lines, which will cover 50 passports at each institution for the 2023-24 academic year. Read more about the sponsorship HERE. 

Open to Georgia Tech students with demonstrated financial need who are receiving financial aid, this initiative aims to eliminate the financial barriers that might hinder their ability to obtain a U.S. passport. By covering the U.S. passport application and photo fees, the program provides a gateway for eligible students to embark on journeys of international exploration and learning. 

How to Apply:  

The Spring 2024 application cycle for the Free Passport Initiative will open December 7, 2023. Eligible Georgia Tech students are encouraged to apply by February 5, 2024 for consideration. Application acceptance is first-come, first-served. 

SUMMER 2024 APPLICATION OPENS: APRIL 10, 2024            


SUBMIT APPLICATION: Georgia Tech - Free Passport Initiative | OIE // Webform and Resources (                                                                            

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Enrolled, degree-seeking Georgia Tech students with demonstrated financial need, receiving financial aid 
  • Students must be applying/have applied to participate in a Georgia Tech Education Abroad Program (Faculty-Led Study Abroad, GT Exchange Program, Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP), GT-Europe, GT-Shenzhen) -  
  • First-time and renewal US passport applicants (with priority given to first-time applicants) 

Inquiries and questions regarding the initiative can be directed to Detailed information about U.S. passport requirements can be found at