Tuition and Financial Aid
When making a decision about which college or university to attend, the cost of attendance and the availability of financial assistance are important considerations. Click on the grey menu bars below to access information and resources related to tuition and financial aid.
University System of Georgia (USG) students benefit from low tuition. When compared to the tuition paid by students attending similar institutions in other states, the tuition paid by students in Georgia ranks among the lowest. Click here to view the current tuition rates and mandatory fees for each of the USG colleges and universities.
- Federal Aid and Scholarships on GAfutures
Learn about federal student loans and grants and search for scholarships. Start a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- HOPE and State Aid Programs on GAfutures
Learn about the HOPE and Zell Miller Grants and Scholarships. Begin an application for a state program administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.
- USG Financial Aid Office Contact Information
Phone numbers and email for the USG financial aid offices.
The Board of Regents Tuition Classification Policy
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.
Petition for Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes
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.
The Board of Regents Out-of-State Tuition Waiver Policy
Some students not meeting the requirements to be classified as in-state may meet the requirements to be awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver. Students classified as out-of-state should review the out-of-state tuition waivers outlined in Policy 7.3 to learn more about the waivers. Students wishing to apply for a waiver should contact their institution to learn about specific waiver criteria, application deadlines and to receive the appropriate waiver application form.
Verification of Lawful Presence
In October 2010, the Board of Regents passed Policy 4.1.6, Admission of Persons Not Lawfully in the United States, and Policy 4.3.4, Verification of Lawful Presence. Learn more about what these policies mean to prospective and current students.
The Board of Regents Rules for Border County Waivers - updated 10/2015