V. B. 3. Residency

Effective Date:  May 3, 2007

Revises Previous Effective Date: Unknown

I. POLICY:
TCSG recognizes three student residency categories:  Georgia Student, Out of State Student, and Non-Citizen Student.  The student residency category governs the tuition rate paid by the student.

II. APPLICABILITY:
All technical colleges associated with the Technical College System of Georgia. 

III. RELATED AUTHORITY:
V.K. Student Tuition and Fees
Procedure:  Residency
Procedure: Waiver of Student Tuition and Fees
Title IV Assistance. 34 C.F.R. 688.22
SFA Information for Financial Aid Professionals
Exhibit 1 - Reciprocity Agreement with Alabama

Title 8 of Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR)/8 CFR Part 214 -- Nonimmigrant Classes/Sec. 214.2

IV. DEFINITIONS:
Domicile:  a person’s present, permanent home where that individual returns following periods of temporary absence.  Domicile, once established, shall not be affected by mere transient or temporary physical presence in another state.  No individual may have more than one Domicile even though an individual may maintain more than one residence.  Temporary residence does not constitute the establishment of one’s Domicile.  To acquire Domicile, an individual must demonstrate an intent to remain permanently or indefinitely.
Eligible Non-Citizen:  a person who, in accordance with the Federal Title IV definition, is a United States permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551); or a conditional permanent resident (I-551C); or the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations:  Refugee, Asylum Granted, Parolee (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired); or Cuban-Haitian Entrant.  Persons with an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa do not meet the definition of an Eligible Non-Citizen.
Georgia Resident:  an individual or the status of such individual who is a United States Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen and is Domiciled in the State of Georgia and meets the in-state tuition requirements of DTAE.
Non-Citizen Student:  a person who is not a United States born or naturalized citizen of the United States.
Out of State Student:  a person who has not established domicile in the State of Georgia for a period of at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes for the term for which the person is intending to enroll.

V. ATTACHMENTS:
None

VI. PROCEDURE:
A.        A student's legal residence shall determine the tuition rate paid by the student.
1) Students who are Georgia Residents shall pay tuition and fees prescribed by the State Board for in-state students.
2) Out of State Students will pay tuition and fees at a rate two times that charged Georgia Residents.
3) Non-Citizen Students will pay tuition and fees at a rate four times that charged Georgia Residents.
B.         The President of each technical college has the authority to determine whether the college will make application to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to be approved to accept international students as provided by law.

C.        On the application for admission, the technical colleges shall require students 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 domicile for tuition-rate and student advisement purposes.

Reference

Procedure: Residency