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Tuition Classification

Verification of Lawful Presence

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, all applicants who are accepted for admission or re-admission to Georgia Southern University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States in order to receive in-state tuition or other state benefits.  This must be completed along with the Petition for In-State tuition or out of state tuition waiver.

Petition for In-State Tuition

You must demonstrate that you, your parent, your spouse, or your U.S. court-appointed guardian (if you are a minor) is a legal resident of Georgia for tuition purposes.  You may establish this claim by providing documentation to support the definition established by the Board of Regents.  Please note that establishing residency for tuition purposes as defined by the Board of Regents is different from establishing residency with regards to voting, having a Georgia driver’s license or vehicle tag, etc., and it requires more than establishing eligibility to vote, securing a Georgia driver’s license, and/or paying taxes.

NEW and RETURNING undergraduate students must submit their petitions to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions: (  

NEW graduate students must submit their petitions to the College of Graduate Studies – Office of Graduate Admissions: ( 

CURRENTLY ENROLLED (students who have completed one or more semesters at Georgia Southern) undergraduate and graduate students must submit their petitions to the Office of the Registrar: (

Please note:
SEMESTER DEADLINES for submitting a Petition for In-State Tuition.
Fall – August 1
Spring – December 1
Summer – May 1

The information below is available for all  undergraduate and graduate out-of-state students to review. If you are eligible for one of the fee waivers listed below you may print the fee waiver of your choice, fill out the form and provide copies of the documentation required to support the fee waiver. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

Out-of-State Tuition Waivers
 Military Out-of-State Tuition Waivers
Military Waivers of Mandatory Fees
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Last updated: 4/16/2021