Verification of Lawful Presence
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) has instituted policies that affect all applicants who seek in-state tuition at USG institutions. According to USG policy, individuals who apply Fall 2011 and beyond must submit documentation of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency before being considered for in-state tuition.
The following documents serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States (U.S.) One of the following is required before students are eligible for in-state tuition:
A completed FAFSA for the current or next financial aid year.
A U.S. birth certificate showing the applicant was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory.
Copy of current U.S. passport.
Copy of a current driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
Copy of a U.S. certificate of naturalization.
Copy of U.S. certificate of citizenship.
A U.S. certificate of birth abroad issued by the Department of State or a consular report of birth abroad.
Applicants whose status cannot be verified are not eligible for in-state tuition regardless of how long they have lived in Georgia.