Lanier Technical College
2019 - 2020
Catalog and Student Handbook
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Waiver of Out-of-State/Out-of-Country Tuition
Non-resident tuition may be waived, on a term-by-term basis, for an international student or out-of-state student.

Students desiring to appeal or request a waiver of out-of-state or out-of-country tuition must complete the Presidential Tuition Waiver Request form and submit to the President of Lanier Technical College, indicating their reason for the waiver request. Proof of residency, citizenship status, and other documentation may be required to evaluate a waiver request. Approval of a tuition waiver is granted for one term only. Waiver requests must be submitted each term a student wishes to be considered for a waiver. For more information or to obtain a Presidential Tuition Waiver Request form, contact the Office of Admissions.

Any non-resident student receiving a tuition waiver shall pay the in-state tuition rate, but is not eligible for the HOPE program. An out-of-country student receiving a tuition waiver shall pay the out-of-state tuition rate and is not eligible for the HOPE program.

On the application for admission, the college requires each student to identify his or her country of lawful residence and may require the submission of other information necessary to make a determination of a student's legal residency for tuition-rate and student advisement purposes. A student meets the Citizenship Requirements if he or she is a United States Citizen, born or naturalized, for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes of the college term for which the student Is seeking in-state tuition or if he or she is an Eligible Non-Citizen according to Federal Policy for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes of the college term for which the student is seeking in-state tuition.

Residency Procedures
The institutional residency officer classifies each person accepted by the college as an in-state, out-of-state, or international student. Said classification is based upon all relevant information made available to the residency officer, including, but not limited to, information submitted by or on behalf of the student. The residency officer may, as a condition of registration, require such written documents and other relevant evidence as are deemed necessary or helpful to determine the residence of the applicant. Such documentation may include, but is not limited to Georgia tax forms, utility bills, a driver's license, voter registration card and automobile registration.

Legal residence in the State of Georgia requires not only recent physical presence in Georgia, but also the element of intent to remain indefinitely. Students meeting the following exceptions shall be considered for in-state residency tuition rates:

  1. Employees and their children who move to Georgia for employment with a new or expanding industry as defined in O.C.G.A. ยง20-4-40;
  2. Full-time employees at any of Georgia's technical colleges, their spouses, and their dependent children;
  3. Full-time teachers in the public schools of Georgia or in a post-secondary college, their spouses, and their dependent children. Teachers employed full-time on military bases in Georgia;
  4. United States military personnel stationed in Georgia and on active duty and their dependents living in Georgia;
  5. United States military personnel and their dependents that are legal residents of Georgia, but are stationed outside the state;
  6. Students who are legal residents of out-of-state counties bordering on Georgia counties located in a technical college's service area and who are enrolled in said technical college when there is a local reciprocity agreement in place;
  7. Career consular officers and their dependents that are citizens of the foreign nation which their consular office represents, and who are stationed 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.
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