State Residency Policy
The Technical College System of Georgia has adopted a residency policy that defines who is or is not a legal resident of Georgia for purposes of fee payment. Legal residency also affects student eligibility for certain state-sponsored financial aid. The Office of Admissions maintains a complete copy of the Columbus Technical College residency policy.
The procedures for ascertaining residency status are as follows:
- When applying for admission, individuals must indicate whether or not they are legal residents of the state of Georgia and if so, for what period of time.
- When a question arises concerning legal residence, proof of intent to remain in Georgia indefinitely must be reviewed with each case being considered unique and evaluated accordingly.
- Proof of intent to remain in Georgia indefinitely can be documented by a review of factors such as driver’s license, voter-registration card, and automobile registration.
- Students must petition the College for a change-in-residency status. Change-in-residency status for fee purposes is not automatic.