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Out-Of-State Tuition and Senior Citizen Waiver

Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

In some cases, students may not meet eligibility requirements to qualify as a resident of Georgia and be assessed in-state tuition; however, they may be eligible for an out-of-state tuition waiver.  Unlike the Petition for Tuition Classification, waivers are valid for a limited period of time usually up to 12-consecutive months.  Students approved to receive a waiver remain classified as a Non-Resident, but the out-of-state portion of their tuition will be waived by the Business Office. Once the waiver expires and assuming the student continues enrollment with EGSC, he/she will return to being charged out-of-state tuition.  It is the student’s responsibility to submit the appropriate form and documents to be reviewed for another temporary (if eligible) or permanent change of status. Waivers types with descriptions are available on the Forms page.

All waiver applications and documents must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation and a decision will be rendered.  Students are notified of the decision by letter.

Senior Citizen Waiver

Pursuant to the provisions of the Georgia Constitution, the USG establishes the following rules with respect to enrollment of persons 62 years of age or older in USG programs.

To be eligible for enrollment under this provision such persons:

  1. Must be residents of Georgia, 62 years of age or older at the time of registration, and shall present a birth certificate or other comparable written documentation of age to enable the institution to determine eligibility.
  2. May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses offered for resident credit on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.
  3. Shall meet all USG and institution undergraduate or graduate admission requirements. However, institutions may exercise discretion in exceptional cases where circumstances indicate that certain requirements such as high school graduation and minimum test scores are inappropriate. In those instances involving discretionary admission institutions will provide diagnostic methods to determine whether or not participation in Learning Support will be required prior to enrollment in regular credit courses. Reasonable prerequisites may be required in certain courses.
  4. Shall have all usual student and institutional records maintained. However, institutions will not report such students for budgetary purposes.
  5. Must meet all USG, institution, and legislated degree requirements if they are degree-seeking students.
  6. May not enroll in dental, medical, veterinary, or law schools under the provisions of this policy.

Please complete waiver form, available on the Forms page, and submit it to the Office of the Registrar along with required supportive documentation for processing. The Business Office will waive fees as noted in #2.