Alabama, Florida, South Carolina Border State Waivers
Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, College of Coastal Georgia offers the equivalent of in-state tuition to all residents of Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina who meet the requirements for admission. There is a separate application for this waiver. To apply for a Border State tuition waiver (available to students from Alabama, Florida, or South Carolina), students must complete the application for out-of-state tuition differential waiver and return it with the proper supporting documentation. Download the Border State Waiver form.
Students must submit the following supporting documentation with the Border State Tuition Waiver:
Students who are under the age of 24 must provide documentation showing that their parent(s) or U.S. court-appointed legal guardian(s) has established and maintained domicile in the eligible state bordering Georgia for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term the Border State Residents waiver is requested.
Dependent students must also show that they graduated high school in the eligible border state or were claimed as a dependent on the income tax return filed for the most recent tax year by their qualifying parent or U.S. court-appointed legal guardian.
Examples of supporting documentation include:
- Copy of lease agreement or warranty deed
- Copy of driver’s license or state-issued ID
- Copy of vehicle registration
- Copy of state tax return filed for the most recent tax year
- Copy of federal tax return filed for the most recent tax year
Students 24 years of age and older must provide documentation showing that they have established and maintained domicile in the eligible state bordering Georgia for at least the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term the Border State Residents waiver is requested.
Lawful Presence in the United States
- In addition to the above waiver-specific documentation requirements, students must be verified to be lawfully present in the United States to be eligible for any out-of-state tuition waiver.
Presidential Out-of-State Student Waivers
Students who have demonstrated academic success in high school and have academic credentials (Grade Point Average and SAT or ACT scores) that are comparable to the top 25 percent of our previous fall incoming class might qualify for a presidential out-of-state waiver.
Students must be accepted to the College of Coastal Georgia and apply for the waiver upon acceptance. Students are encouraged to apply immediately following acceptance. Waivers are awarded based upon availability.
Additional Out-of-State Waivers
Students are encouraged to visit the tuition classification page to review additional waivers that can be awarded to students with special circumstances. Additional waivers include: military-related waivers and economic advantage waivers.