Tuition & Fees
Gwinnett Tech assesses fees based on policies of the Technical College System of Georgia for all technical colleges in Georgia. Certain student fees are required to be paid each semester as flat fees. These fees include registration, media, security, student activity, student accident insurance, instructional/technology, facility access, and special instruction. Online students are not subject to the student activity, parking and student accident insurance fees. Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester.
A hard copy of tuition and fees may also be obtained at the reception desk in the One Stop Center in Building 100.
Course fees are calculated based upon the number of credit hours, up to a maximum of 15, a student registers for each semester. Some courses and/or programs may be subject to a supply reimbursement fee.
Payments may be made in person at the business office in building 100 by cash, check, money order, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or online at www.gtc-web.org by credit card. All fees are due by the early or late registration payment deadline published in the academic calendar. Credit card payments are not accepted by phone. For all students who register during the late registration period, a non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed. Failure to fulfill financial obligations will result in denial of registration, transcripts, certification of degrees/diplomas, and other services.
Tuition and Fees
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Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States
The Office of Financial Aid follows the Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States policy which verifies student's residency status. To learn more of the policy criteria please read "Verification of Lawful Presence" found on page 15 in the student catalog.
Citizenship and Eligible Non-Citizens
Georgia Residents (including Eligible Non-Citizens) shall pay tuition and fees prescribed by the State Board for in-state students.
Out-of-State Students will pay tuition at a rate two times that charged Georgia Residents.
Non-Citizen Students will pay tuition at a rate four times that charged Georgia Residents. These students are not eligible for financial aid.
Residency Categories for Purposes of Tuition Rate Determination
Georgia Resident: an individual or the status of such individual who is a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen and is domiciled in the State of Georgia and meets the in-state tuition requirements of TCSG. To register as a legal resident of the State of Georgia students must provide supporting documentation as required by the Registrar's Office.
Eligible Non-Citizen: a person who, in accordance with the Federal Title IV definition, is a United States permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551); or a conditional permanent resident (I-551C); or the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: Refugee, Asylum Granted, Parolee (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), or Cuban-Haitian Entrant. Also accepted are "Victims of Human Trafficking" T-Visa holders with T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4 visas. Persons with an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa do not meet the definition of an eligible non-citizen.
Non-Citizen Student: a person who is not a United States born or naturalized citizen of the United States.
Out-of-State Student: a person who has not established domicile in the State of Georgia for a period of at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes for the term for which the person is intending to enroll.
Eligibility for In-State Tuition Waivers: Students in the following classifications are eligible for in-state tuition waivers. These waivers do not affect the student's eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship or Grant, except for waivers for military personnel and their dependents as provided for in the GSFC regulations.
Employees and their children who move to Georgia for employment with a new or expanding industry as defined in OCGA 20-4-40.
Full-time employees of the Technical College System of Georgia, their spouses, and dependent children.
Full-time teachers in a public school, a military base, or a public postsecondary college, their spouses, and dependent children.
United States military personnel stationed in Georgia and on active duty and their dependents living in Georgia.
United States military personnel, spouses, and dependent children reassigned outside Georgia, who remain continuously enrolled and on active military status.
Students who are domiciled in out-of-state counties bordering on Georgia counties and who are enrolled in a technical college with a local reciprocity agreement.
Career consular officers and their dependents that are citizens of the foreign nation which their consular office represents, and who are living in Georgia under orders of their respective governments. This waiver shall apply only to those consular officers whose nations operate on the principle of educational reciprocity with the United States.
Residents of the State of Alabama who attend an Alabama public community, junior, or technical college who apply and if accepted by a Georgia public postsecondary vocational institution will pay tuition and fees at the same rate as charged to Georgia resident students (for at least 12 consecutive months prior to date of registration). These students are eligible for in-state tuition rates by virtue of a reciprocity agreement with the State of Alabama.
Students who enter Gwinnett Tech as non-residents and subsequently qualify as legal residents must submit verification of Georgia residency to the Registrar's Office. The student's residence status is not changed automatically. A request must be made for the change at the proper time, and the student must provide proof of change of residence status. Changes made during a semester will be effective for the following semester. Requests for change of classification will not be considered more than twice in one year.
Senior Citizen Waiver
Residents of Georgia who are 62 years of age or older are accepted to the college and eligible to enroll in Gwinnett Tech credit courses only on a space available basis during late registration. (This excludes courses which involve external agencies or individual instruction and Continuing Education or noncredit courses.) Senior citizen waivers must be submitted to the Registrar's Office during the late registration period. These students will receive a registration time ticket for late registration only. Students who have been approved for a senior citizen waiver will not be considered for other types of financial aid. Senior citizen students must pay application fees, lab fees, and/or special course fees assessed. Tuition fees are waived when the waiver is submitted to the Registrar's Office. A senior citizen waiver student may elect to audit courses, but must complete an audit form at time of registration. For more information, contact the Registrar's Office.