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According to the Constitution for the State of Georgia Article VIII. Section VII. Paragraph IV.   Waiver of tuition .

“The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia shall be authorized to establish programs allowing attendance at units of the University System of Georgia without payment of tuition or other fees, but the General Assembly may provide by law for the establishment of any such program for the benefit of elderly citizens of the state . “

Waiver Enrollment

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 
Info: 800.733.3653
Senior Citizen Tuition Forms

Albany State University
Info: 229.430.4600
Senior Discount Information  on page 21.  

Armstrong Atlantic State College 
Info: 912.344.3243
Senior Discount Information

Atlanta Metropolitan College, Atlanta 
Info: 404.756.4000

Augusta College, Augusta 
Info: 706.733.7043
*Georgia residents 62 years of age can enroll free of charge on a space available basis. Those that are from Aiken and Edgefield Counties qualify for the contiguous county tuition waiver and pay in-state tuition and fees. Senior citizens who pay tuition do not have to register on a space available basis.
Senior Citizens Info

College of Coastal Georgia 
Info: 912.279.5700

Clayton State University
Info: 678.466.4185
Senior Citizen Waiver

Columbus State University 
Info: 706.507.8800
*Residents of Georgia 62 years of age or older may have fees and tuition waived. They must pay special lab fees if applicable. Arrangements should be made in advance through the Admissions Office. UPDATE  2017** (converted to online only university from what I can tell)

Dalton State
Info: 706.272.4436
Senior Citizen Application

Darton College
*Seniors must submit an application plus pay $20.00 non-refundable fee, be 62 years old or older and bring documented proof, and be a resident of Georgia. Senior may audit or enroll in degree seeking classes, however they must meet all eligibility requirements if degree seeking. Must pay lab fees.

DeKalb Technical College
Info: 404.297.9522

Georgia Perimeter College
Info: 404.244.5090

East Georgia College 
Info: 478.289.2000

Georgia Highlands College
Info: 706.295.6339
*Senior citizen can enroll tuition free, but they cannot enroll in Dental Hygiene or Nursing under the provisions of this policy. Waivers should be submitted prior to the first day of class and no later than the last day to pay fees.

Fort Valley State College
Info: 478.8256211

Gainesville State College 
Info: 678.717.3639 Oconee Campus 706.310.6201

Georgia College & State University 
Info: 478.445.5004

Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: (404) 894-4618

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
Info: 912.478.4636

Georgia Southwestern State University
Info: 229.928.1331
* Senior citizens may not enroll in Nursing with tuition waivers.

Georgia State University 
Info: 404. 413.2000

Gordon College
Info: 678.359.5555

Gwinnett Technical College
Info: 678.226.6411.
* Residents 62 and older can receive tuition waivers for up to 15 credit-bearing hours. They can also audit credit-bearing classes. This waiver does not apply to non credit classes.

Kennesaw State University
Info: 770. 423.6200
* Seniors 62 and over enrolling in any of Kennesaw State’s Executive Programs are required to pay all cost in excess of the standard graduate program tuition and fees.

Macon State College 
Info: 478. 803.1200

Medical College of Georgia
Info: 706. 721.0211

Middle Georgia College
Cochran Campus Info: 478.934.6221 Dublin Campus Info: 478. 275.6643

Middle Georgia Technical College
Info: 478.988.6800
*Tuition waiver do not apply to continuing education, seminars, or noncredit classes.

North Georgia College & State University 
Info: 800. 498.9581

Savannah State College 
Info: 912.358.4778

South Georgia College 
Info: 912. 389.4510

Southern Polytechnic State University 
Info: 678.915.7778

University of Georgia
Info: 706. 542.6147
Persons 62 and Older

Valdosta State University 
Info: 229-333-5935

Waycross College, Waycross 
Info: 912.449.7600

University of West Georgia
Info: 678. 839.6421

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  1. Georgia Military College also offers free tuition and fees to senior citizens! We have campuses in Milledgeville, Augusta, Macon, Valdosta, Atlanta (Fairburn), Warner Robins, Stone Mountain, and Online! Please include us on this list. Our website is Students may enroll in ANY degree program. Our phone number is (478) 387-4900. Thanks! -Hailey Ribeiro, Admissions Manager, GMC Augusta

    1. I would like to pursue courses online through the free tuition and fees for senior citizens. If you have any info, please let me know. Thanks.

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  2. Bettina Lynch blynch1237@gmail.comMay 20, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I would like to find out about intermediate Italian classes offered for Senior citizens at Georgia State University either online or at campus location

  3. to get this benefit,are there just certain colleges that participating in this?

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  5. For the University of Georgia the FAQ on Fees and Tuition only listed the waiver of fees for seniors. I had a hard time getting to a person who was knowledgeable (they all seemed to be looking at the FAQ). Finally I found the right person, who will try to get the FAQ fixed. The webpage that gives more detailed information is under Policies, You have to go through the regular enrollment application process and be admitted in order to qualify.

  6. What about Savannah Technical College?

  7. Are tuition waivers available for Masters programs?

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