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Georgia: Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver and Discount

This is a comprehensive guide for all senior citizen tuition waivers, discounts, and auditable classes in the state of Georgia.  I am working hard to get the information up-to-date covering all fifty states, which is quite a feat.  To stay informed on all free classes for seniors near me, check back often for the most recent updates.

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.  

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

Info: 478-988-6800

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

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 citizens can enroll tuition-free, but they cannot enroll in Dental Hygiene or Nursing under the provisions of this policy. Waivers should be submitted before the first day of class and no later than the last day to pay fees.

Fort Valley State College
Info: 478.8256211

Georgia College & State University 
Info: 478.445.5004

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

Info: 478-387-4900

Contact Info: 912.478.4636
Contact Info: 912.877.1906

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
@ Alpharetta Campus
@ Atlanta Campus
@ Buckhead Campus
@ Clarkston
@ Decatur
@ Dunwoody Campus
@ Hard Labor Creek Observatory
@ Newton Campus

Gordon State 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 noncredit 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 costs over the standard graduate program tuition and fees.

Augusta Medical College of Georgia
Info: 706. 721.0211

Middle Georgia State University
@Cochran Campus Info: 478.934.6221
@ Dublin Campus Info: 478. 275.6643
@ Eastman Campus Info: 478.374.6980
@ Macon Campus Info: 478.471.2100
@ Warner Robins Info: 478.929.6700

Savannah State College 
Info: 912.358.4778

South Georgia State College 
Info: 912. 389.4510
@ Douglas Campus  Info: 912.260.4200
@ Waycross Campus Info:912.229.7600
@ Valdosta Campus Info:  912.260.4660

University of Georgia
Info: 706. 542.6147
Persons 62 and Older
@ Blue Ridge Campus
@ Cummings Campus
@ Dahlonega Campus
@ Gainesville Campus 678.717.3639
@ Oconee Campus 706.310.6201
@ Online Learning

University of West Georgia
Info: 678. 839.6421


  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.

    2. What does yikes mean?

  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?

  4. 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.

  5. What about Savannah Technical College?

  6. Are tuition waivers available for Masters programs?

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