V. B. 3. Residency


North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) 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.



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O.C.G.A. 50-36-1


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 the 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); “Victim of human trafficking,” T-Visa holder (T-1, T-2, T-3, etc.), 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 TCSG.

Non-Citizen Student:  a person who is not a United States born or naturalized citizen of the United States including persons with an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa.

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.




  1. 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 be assessed tuition at a rate two times that charged Georgia Residents.

3) Non-Citizen students will be assessed tuition at a rate four times that charged Georgia Residents.

  1. The President of the 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.

  2. On the application for admission, the college shall require students to identify his or her country of lawful residence and indicate whether or not the student is applying for Georgia resident tuition status.

  3. The college shall be responsible for the verification of the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted student applying for Georgia resident tuition status as required by state and federal immigration laws; this provision does not apply to students dually enrolled in a secondary institution.

    The college shall be responsible for compliance with state and federal immigration laws pertaining to the eligibility for public benefits, including but not limited to in-state tuition and state programs identified as public benefits administered by TCSG.

Reference:  O.C.G.A. 50-36-1 

Revised and Approved: May 3, 2007; February 3, 2011; August 4, 2011; September 9, 2011

Code: Residency