Academic Services & Registrar
Tuition Waivers FAQ’s
- What are the requirements for a student to be eligible for the Bordering State Resident Waiver?
An independent student must provide clear and convincing evidence that he or she has established and maintained domicile in the qualifying bordering state for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term the waiver is requested.
- A dependent student must provide clear and convincing evidence that his or her parent(s) or U.S. court-appointed legal guardian has established and maintained domicile in the qualifying bordering state for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term the waiver is requested. In addition, the dependent student must either have graduated from high school in the eligible neighboring state or be claimed as a dependent by his or her parent or U.S. court-appointed legal guardian on their income tax return filed for the most recent tax year.
2. What criteria will be used to determine if a student has established and maintained domicile in the bordering state for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term the waiver is sought?
Albany State University will use the information submitted by the student in order to determine whether or not the student has met the criteria for established residency in Alabama, Florida, or South Carolina.
- Can a dependent student who is receiving the Border State Resident waiver based on the domicile of his/her parent(s) or US court-appointed legal guardian in the bordering state, continue to receive the waiver if his/her parents move from the bordering state?
Yes, provided the student remains continuously enrolled, the student may continue to receive the waiver until completion of their degree.
- I’m an out of state student from one of the border states currently enrolled at Albany State. Can I apply for the Border State Resident waiver?
We are waiting on the Georgia Board of Regents (BoR) to make a determination. Once we are informed of their decision, we will update this page. You may submit an application and, if the Board of Regents allows currently enrolled students to received the waiver, your application packet will be reviewed for a decision.
- Are students required to be lawfully present in the United States to be eligible for the Border State Resident waiver?
Yes. Per BoR policy, no student may be classified as in-state or be granted an out-of-state tuition waiver until his or her lawful presence in the United States has been verified using one of the approved methods found on the Lawful Presence Verification Methods Chart. If you are unsure, please contact the Office of Admissions or the Office of Academic Services and Registrar for more information.
- How is the Border State Resident waiver awarded? Is there a limit?
Any student who applies for and meets the Border State Resident waiver requirements shall be granted the waiver. It will be applied to your student fees and you should see it on your student account in Banner.
- Do I need to reapply for the waiver to continue to receive it?
No, once a student has been determined to be eligible for the Border State Resident waiver, he or she is not required to reapply for the waiver provided he or she remains continuously enrolled. Continuously enrolled students may maintain the waiver until the completion of their degree. Students who do remain continuously enrolled must reapply for the waiver upon re-enrolling.
- Can a transient student receive the Border State Resident Waiver?
No. The Border State Resident Waiver policy states that “students domiciled in an out-of-state county bordering Georgia, enrolling in a program offered at a location approved by the Board of Regents” may be eligible for the waiver. Transient students are not enrolled in a program so therefore would not be eligible for the Border State Resident Waiver.