The State Board of Technical and Adult Education recognizes three student residency
categories: in-state, out-of-state and international.
A student's legal residence shall determine the tuition rate paid by the student.
Please note: Residency classification also directly affects a student's
eligibility for state-based aid (i.e. HOPE Grant & Scholarship). Students in any
classification other than an In-State are not eligible for state-based aid. Individuals
who wish to qualify for another type of residency must complete a Petition for Change
of Residency Classification found on the college web site and submit all required
documentation. The form should be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior
to the document deadline for a given term. Residency status is not changed automatically
and the burden of proof rests with the student to demonstrate that he or she qualifies
for a change of status. Changes to residency classification are for future terms
only and will not result in refunds to students.
Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not
eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she
has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States,
students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as out lined in the TCSG Board
Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that
are initially classified as out of state, and successfully petition to have their
residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.