Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States
All persons applying to Central Georgia Technical College must provide verification of lawful presence in the United States. Additionally, applicants requesting the in-state tuition rate, which is less than the out-of-state and international tuition rates, must provide proof of Georgia residency. All applicants must submit one of these types of documentation to verify lawful presence in the United States and request the in-state tuition rate, if applicable*:
- 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.
- 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:
- 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
- Certified U.S. birth certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable.
- Approved, completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year
- Current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form 1-151 or 1-551)
- Current, valid military identification card for active duty soldiers or veterans
- U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
- Current U.S. Passport
- U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561)
- U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570)
*Applicants (or parent/guardian, if the applicant is a dependent) that have lived in Georgia for 12 consecutive months or more may request the in-state tuition rate when completing their admissions application. Applicants must be lawfully present in the United States and meet the in-state tuition requirements as outlined in TCSG Board Policy and Procedure 6.2.2p. to be eligible for the in-state tuition rate. Applicants that do not submit an acceptable form of documentation to verify lawful presence in the United States will not be eligible for in-state tuition, regardless of how long they have lived in Georgia. Applicants and students that are initially classified as out-of-state can request to have their residency changed to in-state once verification requirements have been met.