Petition for Georgia Tuition Classification

Tuition classification petitions are for students wishing to contest their current non-resident tuition classification status.

Deadlines

Petition Deadline Priority Final
Fall Semester June 1 August 1
Spring Semester November 1 December 1
Summer Semester March 1 May 1

 

Who Might Qualify?

The Petition for Tuition Reclassification is primarily for students who have been attending Georgia State and believe that they now qualify for in-state. However, if you have been admitted to Georgia State University and are classified as a non-resident for tuition classification, and you think further information could alter that decision, you may submit a Petition for Tuition Reclassification.

Please be aware that simply living in the state of Georgia for 12 months does not qualify a student for in-state. Students who begin taking classes within the first 12 months of moving to Georgia must be able to demonstrate that their primary reason for living in Georgia is not to attend school.

“No student shall gain or acquire in-state classification while attending any postsecondary educational institution in this state without clear evidence of having established domicile in Georgia for purposes other than attending a postsecondary educational institution in this state.”

University System of Georgia – Board of Regents Policy Manual

Submitting A Petition

You can submit the petition online using the submission form below. You will need to make sure that you have all the required documents scanned and ready for submission before you begin the process. Submissions cannot be saved and completed at a different time.

All communications regarding your petition will be sent to your Georgia State email account.

Petitions filed after the final deadlines listed above will be considered for the following semester.  If a petition is approved, it will not be retroactive to prior semesters. Notification of the petition decision will be sent to the student’s Georgia State email.

 Required documents*
Under 24 24 or Older
Statement of Why You Moved to Georgia Statement of Why You Moved to Georgia
Copy of Current Lease Copy of Current Lease
Certified Copy of Your Georgia 500 Tax Return Certified Copy of Your Georgia 500 Tax Return
Copy of Your IRS Tax Transcript Copy of Your IRS Tax Transcript
Copy of Your W-2 Copy of Your W-2
Certified Copy of Your Parents’ GA 500 Copy of Your Georgia Driver’s License
Copy of Your Parents’ IRS Tax Transcript Vehicle Registration
Copy of Your Parents’ W-2 Voter Registration
Copy of Your Georgia Driver’s License
Copy of Your Parents’ GA Driver’s License
A Copy of Your Birth Certificate
Vehicle Registration
Voter Registration

*Additional documentation may be required.

Employment –Related Visa holders: To have your tuition classification status reviewed, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.  You may instead qualify for a Waiver of Non-Resident Fees.

Click here to submit your petition through the online petition form.