The University System of Georgia allows students who have been admitted to the University
of West Georgia as out-of-state for tuition purposes, to apply for in-state status
by filing a petition for reclassification or gain temporary in-state status through
various tuition differential waivers.
Applications for a petition or waiver should not be completed until the student has been fully admitted to the university, and all Tuition Differential Waivers are due in the Registrar’s Office at least 2 weeks prior to the posted fee payment deadline of the term in which the waiver is requested. Fee payment deadlines are available from the Bursar’s Office or from the current SCOOP. Waivers received after this date run the risk of not being processed in time for fee payment.
The Petition and all waivers require student signatures. Please review the following documentation on Creating Your Digital Signature (PDF, 358KB) to create your digital signature or . download the form, open in Adobe PDF, and follow the Adobe prompts after clicking on the signature line. Forms cannot be signed if completed in the browser. In addition to your digital signature, all forms completed digitally will need to be sent to the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org from a UWG email account. If you have any trouble with the digital signature you may print the form, sign, and return in pdf format to email@example.com, mail, fax, or deliver to the Enrollment Services Center (dropbox is available for after hours delivery).
Petition for In-State Tuition Status
University of West Georgia students are responsible for registering under the proper
tuition classification. Students who have been classified as out-of-state for tuition
purposes and believe they are entitled to be classified in-state for tuition purposes
may petition the institution for a change of status. For more information about the
classification of students for tuition purposes, See Board of Regents Policy Manual,
section 403.02 in the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Policy Manual.
Students should download and complete the Petition and return it with all applicable supporting documents to the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline. Incomplete petitions will be returned to the student. Petition for In-State Tuition Form (PDF, 329KB).
Enrollment of Persons 62 Years of Age or Older/Senior Citizen Waiver
If you are a Georgia resident 62 years of age or older, you may be eligible for a tuition and fee waiver. To apply, please submit your Georgia Driver's License or other official document showing age and residency to the Office of the Registrar for review.
Tuition Differential Waivers:
The University of West Georgia awards out-of-state tuition differential waivers and assess in-state tuition for certain nonresidents of Georgia under the following conditions: For more information about tuition differential waivers, see Board of Regents Policy Manual, section 704.041 on the USG web site.