Legal Resident, State of Georgia

To be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes, an individual must show that he or she has been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of no less than 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration. Further, the State of Georgia requires not only recent physical presence in Georgia, but also the element of intent to remain indefinitely.

Out of State Students

Students who reside outside the State of Georgia will pay total tuition twice that charged Georgia residents. Students from the states of Alabama, Florida and South Carolina are eligible for an out-of-state waiver with the Admissions Office.

HOPE Residency

Recipient must have resided in Georgia for at least 12 consecutive months before the first day of the term for which aid is awarded. If the student did not graduate from a Georgia high school they must have resided in Georgia for at least 24 consecutive months before the start of term for which aid is desired. A student can only receive assistance from one HOPE program at a time (HOPE grant, HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship). Students who have a bachelor's degree are not eligible for any form of HOPE.