Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Documents listed below satisfy the lawful presence requirement.
The following documents may be submitted to Student Affairs staff at the Appalachian, Marietta, North Metro, or Paulding campuses or using the Admissions Document Upload Form.
- 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 from:
– Alabama: Issued after August 1, 2000
– Florida: Issued after January 1, 2010
– South Carolina: Issued after November 1, 2008
– Tennessee: Issued after May 29, 2004
- A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form 1-151 or 1-551)
- A current, valid military identification card for active duty soldiers or veterans
- An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year
The following documents must be submitted in person to Student Affairs staff at the Appalachian, Marietta, North Metro, or Paulding campuses. (CTC does not accept electronic submissions of these documents.)
- 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)
- 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 outlined in TCSG Board Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students who are initially classified as out-of-state and who successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state must also meet the verification requirement.
If you have questions about verification of lawful presence, contact your Admissions Counselor.