Note About Financial Aid
All students who are interested in receiving Federal (Pell Grant) and State (Hope Funding) must apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online at

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees may be paid by cash, personal check, money order, or credit cards.

The cost of books, workbooks, and other training materials and supplies will vary by program. For approximate costs, refer to each program of study in the Program Costs section of this catalog. Georgia residents over sixty-two (62) years of age, who are otherwise qualified, may attend technical colleges for credit courses only, without payment of tuition, on a space available basis; however, they must pay the activity, registration, facilities, technology, wellness, instructional, application, insurance fees and if applicable, late fee.

Tuition and fees listed are effective as of Fall Semester 2023 and are subject to change by the college without prior notice.

Visit the Programs of Study area or contact the Office of Admissions for details. The cost of books, workbooks and other training materials will vary by program.

  • Application: $25.00 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $100.00 per credit hour* (In-State)
  • Activity: $38.00 per semester
  • Registration: $55.00 per semester
  • Facilities: $35.00 per semester
  • Security: $30.00 per semester
  • Technology: $110.00 per semester
  • Wellness: $4.00 per semester
  • Instructional: $60.00 per semester
  • Program: $25.00 per semester
  • Insurance: $6.00 per semester
  • Graduation: $40.00 for students participating in the annual Graduation Ceremony
  • Exemption Test: 25% of the tuition for the course
  • Late Registration: $45.00 (may be assessed for registrations occurring after New Student Registration each semester)
  • Liability Insurance: $9.52 – $39.76 (Assessed based on the semester that courses which require liability insurance are taken. Liability insurance is required for the following programs: Certified Nurse Assisting, Cosmetology, Cosmetic Esthetician, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Care & Education, EMT Intermediate and Plus, Firefighter/EMT, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technician, Paramedic Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Phlebotomy Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology
    *Programs subject to change.
  • Retesting: $15.00

* Tuition – $100 per credit hour* up to 15 credit hours for degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Out-of-State is double In-State tuition and Foreign is quadrupled In-State.

* This excludes Commercial Truck Driving, a high-cost program, in which tuition is $132 per credit hour for in-state tuition. Commercial Truck Driving also requires a Fuel Surcharge Fee of $200.

Tuition and Fee Payment

Tuition and fees can also be paid using a payment plan offered through Nelnet Campus Commerce. This plan is only available for limited times during registration periods. An enrollment fee is required for using this option. Sign up for a payment plan by logging into your BannerWeb student account. Click on the link under “Student Records” or proceed in paying balance and click on the Set up Nelnet Payment Plan link.

A student who has a returned check may be required to make future payments by cash or money order.

Lanier Tech does not cash personal checks. Checks made out to Lanier Tech should be for the exact amount of tuition and fees.

Students should keep registration receipts for future needs such as tax information, reimbursement, etc.

Holds may be placed on student accounts for any unpaid charges owed to the college or any Nelnet agreements in default status. Holds may prevent registration, receipt of transcripts, and graduation.

Students who register with Financial Aid, i.e. HOPE and/or Pell are responsible for assuring that their financial aid files are complete prior to registration each semester. Students who have Third Party agencies invoiced for their tuition and fees must make sure that proper authorization has been provided to the Financial Aid Office and Business Offices prior to their scheduled registration date. Third Party agencies include, but are not restricted to:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation with the Georgia Department of Labor
  • WIA
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Services
  • Company Billing and Georgia Department of Labor Trade Act Training

Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States

Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. The following documents will serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States and documentation will be required before you are eligible for consideration of in-state tuition:

  • A current Driver’s License issued by the state of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A current Driver’s License or ID issued by a state that verifies immigration status and only issues to persons lawfully present in the United States.
  • A certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable.
  • An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year.
  • A current valid Permanent Resident Card(USCIS form I-151 or I-551).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad(FS-240).
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).

Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as out lined in the TCSG Board Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that are initially classified as out of state, and successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.