Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The tuition and fees currently assessed per credit hour each semester are listed below:

 

Credit Hours

Tuition and Fees

1

$363

2

$452

3

$541

4

$630

5

$719

6

$808

7

$897

8

$986

9

$1075

10

$1164

11

$1253

12

$1342

13

$1431

14

$1520

15

$1609

 Students enrolling in most technical certificates of credit and all diploma and associate degree programs of study will pay semester tuition at the rate of $89 per credit hour. The college also assesses all students the following fees each term: accident insurance ($4), instructional fee ($50), parking fee ($20), public safety fee ($25), registration fee ($40), student activity fee ($30), and technology fee ($105). The cost of supplies, textbooks, and tools vary by program.  

Students enrolling in the Commercial Truck Driving Program pay a total of $1,368 in tuition and fees; they also pay a fuel surcharge of $185 per semester. The HOPE Grant only covers a portion of tuition and will not cover the mandatory fees or the fuel surcharge.  

International Students Students who were not born in the United States or who are not naturalized citizens of the United States shall pay tuition at a rate four times the rate paid by Georgia residents. All fees, including registration, student activity, supply, accident insurance and instructional and technology support, are the same as for in-state residents. International students may enroll in classes for which space is available and may not displace students desiring to enroll who are residents of the state (see Proof of Residency and Verification of Lawful Presence). 

International students who, in accordance with the federal Title IV definition, are permanent residents of the United States and hold a permanent resident card (I-551) or a conditional permanent resident card (I-551C) are classified as eligible non-citizens for tuition purposes. Also classified as eligible non-citizens are holders of an arrival departure record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: refugee, asylum granted, parolee (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and the status has not expired), or Cuban-Haitian entrant.  

Eligible non-citizens may be extended the same considerations as citizens of the United States in determining whether they qualify as Georgia residents and thus for in-state tuition. Persons with an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa do not meet the definition of eligible non-citizens. 

Out-of-state Students Students who are legal residents of the United States will be charged tuition at a rate two times the rate paid by Georgia residents. All fees, including registration, student activity, supply, accident insurance, and instructional and technology support are the same as for in-state residents. United States citizens include legal residents of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands. Athens Technical College exists primarily to serve Georgia citizens; therefore, non-resident students may enroll in classes on a space-available basis. They shall not displace students desiring to enroll who are legal, permanent residents of the state.  

Georgia Residents 62 Years of Age or Older Georgia residents who are 62 years of age or older who meet requirements for enrollment into academic courses may attend on a space-available basis without paying tuition. Georgia residents 62 years of age or older who want to guarantee enrollment in a course must pay tuition and all applicable fees. Once they elect to guarantee enrollment, they are not eligible to change to a space-available basis at a later date. Georgia residents 62 years of age or older are ineligible to receive financial aid through the HOPE program once tuition is waived. HOPE does not cover fees or books. Please note the following registration requirements: 

    • Georgia residents 62 years of age or older who choose to pay tuition and fees themselves to guarantee enrollment. These students may register online during returning student registration if they are returning students or during new student registration if they are new students.
    • Georgia residents 62 years of age or older who are seeking to have their tuition waived. These students must register in person in the Office of Registration and Records during the official Drop/Add period.