For incoming out-of-state and international students, Georgia State University offers automatic merit-based waivers of all or part of the out-of-state portion of tuition based on academic performance in high school, for incoming freshmen, or based on college GPA, for incoming transfer students. No application is necessary. Awards are renewable based on maintaining full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours) and at least a 3.0 Georgia State institutional GPA. The four categories for this scholarship are listed in the table below with the corresponding criteria.
Recipients will see the award listed in their application status check under the scholarship letter link and must digitally accept the award contract online. Awards will be applied to students’ accounts approximately two weeks before the fee payment deadline and only after registration for at least the minimum of 12 credit hours has been verified.
|Award amount||Award term||Criteria|
|Freshman 100%||100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition is covered.||4 years||Freshman Index of 2800 or higher OR a 3.5 HS GPA|
|Freshman 50%||50% of the out-of-state portion of tuition is covered.||4 years||Freshman Index of 2600-2799.|
|Transfer 100%||100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition is covered.||3 years||Transfer GPA of 3.2 or higher and at least 30 credit hours|
|Transfer 50%||50% of the out-of-state portion of tuition is covered.||3 years||Transfer GPA of 3.0-3.19 and at least 30 credit hours completed at the time of enrollment.|
Award amounts for the 100% tuition waiver, based on 2014-2015 tuition rates
|Out-of-state tuition rate per semester||Amount of 100% waiver award per semester||Remaining tuition expense per semester|
|15 or more credits||$13,161.00||$9,105.00||$4,056.00|
Award amounts for the 50% tuition waiver, based on 2013-2014 tuition rates
|Out-of-state tuition rate per semester||Amount of 50% waiver award per semester||Remaining tuition expense per semester|
|15 or more credits||$13,161.00||$4,552.50||$8,608.50|
Please be aware that the Campus Atlanta Scholarship will be put on the university system approximately two weeks before the fee payment deadline. The award will only show on your student account after you have registered for the required 12 credit hours, and it may take up to 5 business days after registering for classes before the award is applied to your account. For these reasons, register for classes as early as possible. Additionally, if you make adjustments to your class schedule, make sure to allow 24 hours for the Campus Atlanta Scholarship award amounts to adjust accordingly and reflect in your student account before paying the balance due.