Tuition Classification & Waiver Information



DEADLINES

PETITION & WAIVER DEADLINES

semester

priority

final

FALL
SEMESTER
June 1 August 1 
SPRING
SEMESTER
November 1 December 1
SUMMER
SEMESTER
March 1 May 1
NOTE

Petitions filed after the final deadlines listed below will be considered for the following semester.  If a petition is approved, it will not be retroactive to prior semesters.  Notification of the petition decision will be sent to the student’s Augusta University email.  Please submit your completed form with all supporting documentation at one time to the appropriate office.


PETITION FOR GEORGIA
TUITION RECLASSIFICATION

All students attending a University System of Georgia college or university are classified as either in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes.  Based on Georgia Code 20-3-66, BOR Policy 4.3.2 outlines the criteria for classifying students as in-state or out-of-state. 

You, your parent, your spouse, or your court appointed guardian (if you are a minor) must meet all the criteria outlined in the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Policy Manual under Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes. 

Currently enrolled students classified as out-of-state may petition for in-state classification by completing the petition form and submitting supporting documentation.  Students wishing to petition for in-state classification should submit the completed petition and supporting documentation to the campus issuing the out-of-state classification.


OUT-OF-STATE
TUITION WAIVERS

Waivers are for students who do not meet the qualifications for a Georgia-resident status.  However, the Board of Regents has defined situations whereby a student may still be eligible for in-state tuition and fees for a qualified period of time.

These waivers cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for the duration of the waiver.  Students are not automatically classified as residents of the State of Georgia, and their waiver eligibility must be reviewed annually when eligible.  Employment-related Visa holder students must present valid immigration documents with their application.

CAREER CONSULAR
OFFICIALS
ECONOMIC
ADVANTAGE
FULL TIME
SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
GA NATIONAL GUARD
& US MILITARY RESERVIST
MILITARY
PERSONNEL
MISCELLANEOUS
OUT OF STATE WAIVERS
NON-RESIDENT
STUDENTS
RECENTLY SEPARATED
MILITARY SERVICE PERSONNEL
SOUTH CAROLINA
SCHOLARSHIPS
USG EMPLOYEES &
DEPENDENTS

 

CAREER CONSULAR OFFICIALS

Career consular officers, their spouses, and their dependent children who are citizens of the foreign nation that their Consulate office represents and who are stationed and living in Georgia under orders of their respective governments.

CAREER CONSULAR APPLICATION

ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE

As of the first day of classes for the term, an economic advantage waiver may be granted to a U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident who can provide clear evidence that the student or the student's parent, spouse, or U.S. court-appointed legal guardian has relocated to the State of Georgia to accept full-time, self-sustaining employment and has established domicile in the State of Georgia. Relocation to the state must be for reasons other than enrolling in an institution of higher education. This waiver will expire 12 months from the date the waiver was granted. An independent non-citizen may be granted this waiver if they possess a valid employment-related visa status, and can provide clear evidence of having taken all legally permissible steps toward establishing legal permanent residence in the United States This is in addition to the requirements set above. Independent non-citizen students may continue to receive this waiver as long as they maintain a valid employment-related visa status and can demonstrate continued efforts to establish U.S. legal permanent residence. 

A dependent non-citizen student who can provide clear evidence that the student's parent, spouse, or legal guardian possesses a valid employment-related visa status and can provide clear evidence of having relocated to the State of Georgia to accept full-time, self-sustaining employment is also eligible to receive this waiver. Relocation to the state must be for employment reasons and not for the purpose of enrolling in an institution of higher education. These individuals must be able to show clear evidence of having taken legally permissible steps toward establishing legal permanent residence in the United States and the establishment of legal domicile in the State of Georgia. Students may continue to receive this waiver as long as they can demonstrate that their parent, spouse, or legal guardian is maintaining full-time, self-sustaining employment in Georgia and is continuing efforts to pursue an adjustment of status to U.S. legal permanent resident and the establishment of legal domicile in the State of Georgia. (BR Minutes, October 2008.)

ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE APPLICATION

FULL TIME SCHOOL EMPLOYEES

Full-time employees in the public schools of Georgia or the Technical College System of Georgia, their spouses and their dependent children. Teachers employed full-time on military bases in Georgia shall also qualify for this waiver (BR Minutes, 1988-89, p.43)

FULL TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL & TCSG EMPLOYEES APPLICATION
FULL TIME TEACHERS ON MILITARY BASES APPLICATION

GA NATIONAL GUARD & US MILITARY RESERVIST

Active members of the Georgia National Guard, stationed or assigned to Georgia or active members of a unit of the U.S. Military Reserves based in Georgia, and their spouses and their dependent children.

GA NATIONAL GUARD & US MILITARY RESERVIST APPLICATION

MILITARY PERSONNEL

Military Personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children stationed in or assigned to Georgia and on active duty. The waiver can be retained by the military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children if: The military sponsor is reassigned outside of Georgia, and the student(s) remain(s) continuously enrolled and the military sponsor remains on active military status; The military sponsor is reassigned out-of-state and the spouse and dependent children remain in Georgia and the sponsor remains on active military duty; or, The active military personnel and their spouse and dependent children are stationed in a state contiguous to the Georgia border and live in Georgia. (BoR Minutes, February 2009)

MILITARY PERSONNEL APPLICATION

MISCELLANEOUS OUT OF STATE WAIVERS


MISCELLANEOUS OUT OF STATE WAIVERS APPLICATION

NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS

As of the first day of classes for the term, a non-resident student can be considered for this waiver under the following conditions: 

STUDENTS UNDER 24

If the parent, or United States court-appointed legal guardian has maintained domicile in Georgia for at least twelve (12) consecutive months and the student can provide clear and legal evidence showing the relationship to the parent legal guardian has existed for at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term. Under Georgia code, legal guardianship must be established prior to the student’s 18th birthday (BoR Minutes, October 2008, title amended February 2010); or

If the student can provide clear and legal evidence showing a familial relationship to the spouse and the spouse has maintained domicile in Georgia for at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term (BoR Minutes, February 2010).

STUDENTS 24 & OLDER

If the student can provide clear and legal evidence showing a familial relationship to the spouse and the spouse has maintained domicile in Georgia for at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term.

This waiver can remain in effect as long as the student remains continuously enrolled (BoR Minutes, October 2008).

 

Students who come to Georgia State from another state and work for companies in Georgia remain ineligible for in-state tuition in the absence of compelling evidence of intent to remain in Georgia permanently. Having Georgia voter registration, having employment in any position normally filled by a student (such as co-op, graduate research assistant, or graduate teaching assistant), having a lease of living quarters, having a Georgia automobile registration, and having Georgia driver's license do not constitute sufficient evidence of domicile to affect classification as an in-state student under the Board of Regents' policy.

NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS APPLICATION

RECENTLY SEPARATED MILITARY SERVICE PERSONNEL

Members of a uniformed military service of the United States who, within 36 months of separation from such service, enroll in an academic program and demonstrate intent to become a permanent resident of Georgia. This waiver may also be granted to their spouses and dependent children. This waiver remains in effect as long as continuously enrolled or establish residency. 

RECENTLY SEPARATED MILITARY SERVICE PERSONNEL APPLICATION

SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOLARSHIPS

Information on South Carolina Tuition Scholarships for border residents can be found in Section 7.3.4.1 of the Board Policy Manual. Undergraduate and Graduate students who are residents of Aiken and Edgefield County may qualify for the South Carolina Tuition Scholarship as a Border County Resident. Undergraduate residents of all other South Carolina counties may qualify for the South Carolina Tuition Scholarship as a Border State Resident.*

*Selected Programs Do Not Apply, see augusta.edu/scboundless*

SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION

USG EMPLOYEES & DEPENDENTS

Full-time employees of the University System, their spouses and their dependent children.

USG EMPLOYEES & DEPENDENTS APPLICATION


MANDATORY FEE WAIVER

Students may be enrolled in courses or programs of study that include courses not taught on one of the Augusta campuses. As such, the student may be eligible to have their fees waived in accordance with Board of Regents policy.

Augusta University students eligible for the
MANDATORY FEE waiver include:

Those assigned to one of our off-site clinical campuses and who will relocate to one of those campuses for the remainder of their program.*

*NOTE: For medical students who are assigned to one of our off-site clinical campuses, the fee waiver will apply to the Spring Term of their 3rd year and the Fall & Spring term of their 4th year only to account for the required 10 week AU Health/Augusta site rotation.

Those enrolled in practicum experiences or internships located at least 75 miles from the institution requiring the student to temporarily relocate during that term.

Those participating in distance-learning courses or programs and who are not also enrolled in on-campus courses nor residing on campus.

Those participating in a study-abroad program for an entire semester and not enrolled in courses taught on campus. (The summer terms are considered one semester).