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Tuition and fees charged by Georgia State University are set and approved by the Board of the Regents of the University System of Georgia. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. For information about resident status, see 1220 Georgia Resident Status . The Office of Student Accounts, 100 Sparks Hall, is responsible for assessing tuition and mandatory student fees. Current tuition and fee rates are available at sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/. The specific amount of a student’s tuition and mandatory fees for a semester depends on a number of things, the most important of which are:
- The number of courses taken
- The nature of the courses
- The number of credit hours assigned to the course
- The residency status of the student
Actual tuition and mandatory fee charges are determined when a student registers for classes each semester and can be viewed online via PAWS at paws.gsu.edu. Registration is not complete until all tuition and fees have been paid in full.
Georgia Film Academy
Students registered for Georgia Film Academy (GFA) courses will be charged a reduced tuition rate of $125.00 per credit hour and no institutional fees. If a student registers for any course outside of the GFA program, the student will be charged tuition at the Board of Regents approved rate and mandatory fees. Additional information is available at www.georgiafilmacademy.org/.
1210.10 Waivers of Tuition and Fees
All requests for waivers of tuition and fees are due no later than two weeks before the end of regular registration. Requests made after that date will be considered for the subsequent semester.
Waivers of All Tuition
All tuition is waived for students who fall into one of the following categories:
- GSU-62 students who register during late registration. See 1155 GSU-62 Program .
- Employee tuition remission students who take no more than 9 hours and register during late registration.
Waivers of the Difference between Resident and Nonresident Tuition
The Board of Regents specifies that certain non-residents are granted waivers of the difference between resident and nonresident tuition. (See 1220 Georgia Resident Status for residency status rules.) These waivers are restricted to small classes of students. For more information, see www.usg.edu/regents/policymanual/700.phtml.
To apply for a waiver of the difference between resident and nonresident tuition, go to sfs.gsu.edu/tuitionfees/ tuition-classification/.
Waivers of All Fees
All fees are waived for students who fall into one of the following categories:
- GSU-62 students (see 1155 GSU-62 Program )
- Employee tuition remission students who take no more than 9 hours and register during late registration
- Dual Enrolled/Early College
- US Military Reserve and Georgia National Guard Combat Veterans
Waivers of all but Technology and Institutional Fee
Enrollment fees are reduced to only the technology and institutional fee for students who fall into the categories below.
- Students enrolled only in courses offered under a tuition agreement between Georgia State University and a corporation, organization, educational institution or other legal entity if the tuition agreement specifies that fees will be waived.
- Students enrolled only in courses which meet more than 50 miles from Georgia State University if taking those courses at that location is required by their program of study. Such courses may include: practicum, student teaching, internship, directed reading, independent study, thesis research, or dissertation research. If the program of study allows (but does not require) that the courses be taken more than 50 miles from campus, then the students will not be granted a fee waiver.
- Students enrolled only in courses that meet more than 50 miles from Georgia State University if those courses are part of an official Georgia State University off-campus study program. Such programs may include field study programs and study abroad programs.
- Students enrolled in a faculty-led study abroad program will have all fees waived, except for the Board of Regents Institution Fee and Technology Fee. For more information see the Study Abroad website: mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/.
All mandatory fees except the technology fee and USG Institution fee may be waived in certain cases, based on Board of Regents policy. For more information on Tuition & Fee Waivers, visit sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-fee-waivers/.
1210.20 Payment of Tuition and Fees
Georgia State University reserves the right at any time during the semester to drop or withdraw any student from classes for failure to pay tuition and fees. Students who cease to attend but do not formally drop their classes using PAWS at paws.gsu.edu will suffer financial and academic consequences. A student who attends a class without being formally registered or continues to attend a class after being dropped due to nonpayment will be held liable for the tuition and/or fees due plus any service fees assessed, applicable collection costs, court costs, and legal fees. A hold will be placed on the records of any student who has a financial obligation to the university. Until all financial obligations are met, a student is not permitted to register for further course work, receive grades for current course work, or access transcripts. If a student’s account is sent to a collection agency, the student is responsible for the amount owed to the university as well as any collection costs and legal fees.
All tuition and fees must be paid by the dates published each semester in the online Academic/Registration calendar at registrar.gsu.edu/registration/semester-calendars-exam-schedules/. Failure to meet payment deadlines will have financial and academic consequences.
Payment by Credit Card
Georgia State University accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for payment of tuition and fees. Students choosing this option may register and pay fees by going to the Georgia State University PAWS student registration website at paws.gsu.edu. A service fee of 2.85% (or $3 minimum) is assessed by the payment processor for each credit card transaction. Credit card payments must be made on PAWS and are not accepted via telephone or in person at the cashier windows.
Payment by Check
Georgia State University offers the option of paying online from a bank checking or savings account. Students choosing this option may register and pay fees by going to the Georgia State University PAWS student registration website at paws.gsu.edu. No service fee is assessed when paying online via check. Checks must be payable in United States currency and drawn on a financial institution located in the United States of America. The university reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all checks.
Checks are also accepted at the cashier windows located at the downtown and perimeter campuses. Directions and other information about in-person payments is available on the Student Account website at sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/payments/. Students may also mail a check or money order to: Georgia State University, Cashier’s Office, P.O. Box 5099, Atlanta, GA 30302-5099. Checks must be made payable to Georgia State University and have an encoded checking account number on the face of the check. All checks not drawn in this manner will be returned. To ensure proper credit, the student’s Panther ID should be included on all checks. To avoid cancellation of classes, payment by check must be received, not post marked, by the fee payment deadline.
If a check given in payment of a student’s fees is not paid upon presentation to the banking institution, a hold is placed on the student’s records. All returned checks are assessed a returned check fee of $35.00. Georgia State University reserves the right to place a student on “cash only” status for issuing a check that is not honored upon presentation to the bank.
Payment in Cash
Cash payments may be made at the Cashier’s Office located at the downtown and perimeter campuses. Directions and other information about in-person payments is available on the Student Account website at sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/payments/. It is unadvisable to send cash payments through the mail or to place them in the cashier’s drop box.
Returned Check Payments: A $35 returned payment fee will be posted as a charge to your student account whether paid by you or a third party.
Returned Card Payments: A service fee and additional processing fees will be posted as a charge to your student account whether paid by you or a third party.
1210.30 Refund of Tuition and Fees
Students who formally withdraw or who are formally withdrawn from all classes (see 1332.10 Adding / Dropping / Withdrawing Classes (Student Initiated) ) will be subject to the refund policy for tuition and other fees. This policy decreases the amount of refund available at regular intervals during the term. Students must withdraw from all classes to be eligible for a refund. After a certain percentage of the term, generally 60%, no refund will be available.
Placing a stop payment on a check with the banking institution from which the check is drawn does not constitute a formal withdrawal from courses. Students must withdraw using the procedures outlined in the Registration Guide.
A student is not entitled to any refund of tuition or fees paid if the student leaves the university when disciplinary action is pending, suspended for disciplinary reasons, or does not formally withdraw from the class or classes in which he or she is enrolled, or if other restrictions apply. See the online Registration Guide.
Student Account refunds are processed by BankMobile and paid by electronic transfer to the student’s bank account or VIBE account, whichever the student chooses, or by check mailed to the student using the mailing address on file with Georgia State. The refund for a student who received financial aid will be audited to determine the amount to be returned to financial aid programs, and the student will receive any remaining balance. Mailing addresses must be kept current by going to the Georgia State University PAWS student website at paws.gsu.edu to ensure proper mailing of refund checks.
1210.40 Housing Fees
Housing fees for each semester are due when tuition and other fees are due. The housing fees include utilities, cable television service, internet connection, and laundry rooms. University Housing offers a variety of choices from which you may select. Please check the housing website at myhousing.gsu.edu for specific rates, room type, room descriptions, and how to apply for housing. Housing fees are subject to change. For more information, contact University Housing at 250 Student Center, 404-413-1800, email@example.com.
For information regarding Lofts Tenant parking, visit Campus Services at services.gsu.edu.