Eligibility for In-State Tuition Waivers
Students in the following classifications are eligible for in-state tuition waivers. These waivers do not affect students' eligibility for HOPE Scholarships or Grants, except for waivers for military personnel and their dependents as provided for in the Georgia Student Finance Commission regulations. The classifications include:
- Employees and their children who move to Georgia for employment with a new or expanding industry as defined in Georgia Code §20-4-40.
- Full-time employees of the Technical College System of Georgia and their spouses and dependent children.
- Full-time teachers in public schools, military bases, or at public post-secondary colleges in Georgia and their spouses and dependent children.
- United States military personnel stationed in Georgia and on active duty and their dependents living in Georgia.
- United States military personnel and their dependents reassigned outside Georgia who remain continuously enrolled and on active military status.
- United States military personnel and their dependents who are legal residents of Georgia but are stationed outside the state.
- Members of a uniformed military service of the United States and their dependents who, within 36 months of separation from such service, enroll in an academic program, and demonstrate an intent to become domiciled in Georgia. This exemption may also be granted to individuals eligible for GI Bill benefits.
- Students who are legal residents of out-of-state counties bordering on Georgia counties and who are enrolled in a technical college where there is a local reciprocity agreement in place.
- Career counselor officers and their dependents who are citizens of the foreign nation which their consular office represents and who are living in Georgia under orders of their respective governments. This waiver applies only to those consular officers whose nations operate on the principle of educational reciprocity with the United States.
Notwithstanding any provision in the residency policy, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States are not eligible for any waiver of the tuition differential.