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In-State Tuition for Border States

In-State Tuition for Border States

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into higher education? While the prospect of attending college is full of promise, it’s natural to crave new experiences beyond the familiar faces of your high school classmates. At Georgia Southern, we understand your desire for fresh adventures, and we’re here to offer you a unique blend of in-state affordability and out-of-state experiences that will shape your future in remarkable ways.

Georgia Southern is your gateway to the best of both worlds. While you’ll enjoy the financial benefits of in-state tuition rates, you’ll also immerse yourself in a diverse and dynamic campus environment that is anything but ordinary. Say goodbye to the status quo and hello to a world of possibilities.

Georgia Southern is now offering in-state tuition rates to residents of all borders states to attend any of our three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah or Hinesville. Enjoy major savings on over 70 acclaimed undergraduate programs. Financial aid and scholarships also available. 

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Georgia Southern’s Campuses

Discover the dynamic campuses of Georgia Southern University, each offering a unique academic and cultural experience. With campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, Georgia Southern offers a diverse range of opportunities for students to thrive academically, socially, and personally.

Explore Over 300 Student Organizations.

Ready to make your mark beyond the classroom? At Georgia Southern, the adventure doesn’t stop when the lectures end. With a whopping selection of over 300 student organizations, your passions and interests find a vibrant platform to shine.

Rally with Thousands on Gameday for 17 Thrilling Division 1 Sports.

Feel the energy, embrace the camaraderie – Gameday at Georgia Southern is an electrifying experience. Join the sea of enthusiastic fans and show your school spirit as you cheer for our 17 incredible Division 1 sports teams. Your weekends just got a whole lot more exciting!

Sweat it Out or Unleash Your Game at Our Top-Notch Recreation Facilities.

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just looking for some fun, our state-of-the-art recreation facilities are your playground. From intense workouts to laid-back pick-up games, you’ve got the perfect spot to stay active and connect with fellow students.

Live it Up with Our Residential Learning Communities – Your Ultimate Support Squad!

Imagine living, learning, and laughing with a crew that’s got your back every step of the way. Our Residential Learning Communities are your ticket to a built-in support network. From faculty coffee chats to epic field trips, common courses to late-night study sessions – you’re not just getting a dorm, you’re gaining a second family.

Requirements for In-State Tuition

The Border State Waiver offers eligible students from neighboring states the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate education at in-state tuition rates. To qualify for the Border State Waiver, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Enrollment in an Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Program: Students must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate degree-seeking program of study at Georgia Southern University. This waiver is specifically designed to assist students in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Residency in Eligible States: To be eligible for the Border State Waiver, students must maintain their residency in one of the qualifying states: Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee. This program fosters academic collaboration and cultural exchange among students from these neighboring states.

By meeting these criteria, eligible students can take advantage of the Border State Waiver to reduce the financial burden of out-of-state tuition fees and enjoy the benefits of attending Georgia Southern University.

Already Admitted Students

If you are a resident of one of these states, have been admitted to Georgia Southern, and plan to enroll, complete the waiver form using the following link. If you have questions, email

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Reside Outside of the Border States?

With a commitment to academic excellence and a vibrant campus community, Georgia Southern welcomes learners from across the country to explore its array of programs and opportunities.

Have Questions? Contact Us

Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 8024
Statesboro, GA 30460

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Last updated: 8/17/2023