Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are assessed based on policies of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Certain fees are required to be paid each semester. They include: technology, instructional, registration, student activity, accident insurance, facility access, and campus safety. Some courses and/or programs may also have a supply fee.

Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Information regarding these fees are located in Course Descriptions of the catalog.
A hard copy of the tuition and fees can be obtained from the One Stop at the Lawrenceville and Alpharetta-North Fulton campuses.
Tuition is calculated by the number of credit hours a student registers for each semester. Students can register for up to 15 hours per semester.
Payments can be made in person at the Business Office on either campus using cash, check, money order, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). You can also pay online at by credit card.

Tuition and fee payments are due by the deadline published in the Academic Calendar. If you have not been awarded Financial Aid, agreed to a payment plan, or paid for your educational charges by the Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline, your courses will be dropped. Credit card payments are not accepted by phone.
Students that register during the “Late Registration” time period, will be charged a non-refundable fee of $45.  Failure to fulfill your financial obligations can result in the denial of registration, transcripts, certification of degrees/diplomas, and other services.

If you’re unsure about the cost of attendance for Gwinnett Tech, use our Net Price Calculator to determine how much your education will be, based on your personal circumstances.

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The Financial Aid Office abides by the policy for Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States policy. We are required to verify a student's residency status. For the complete policy, click here or read "Verification of Lawful Presence" found on page 15 in the Course Catalog and Student Handbook.

Citizenship and Eligible Non-Citizens

  • Georgia Residents (including Eligible Non-Citizens) pay in-state tuition and fees assessed by the State Board.
  • Students who are classified as Out-of-State, pay tuition that is two times the rate of in-state students.
  • Non-Citizen students pay tuition that is four times the rate of in-state students. Non-citizen students are not eligible for financial aid.

Residency Requirements for Tuition
Georgia Resident: Student must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen living in the State of Georgia. You must also meet the in-state tuition requirements of TCSG.  
Eligible Non-Citizen: A student who, in accordance with the Federal Student Aid definition, is a United States permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551), a conditional permanent resident (I-551C), or the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security. The I-94 must show any one of the following descriptions: Refugee, Asylum Granted, Parolee (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), or Cuban-Haitian Entrant. Also accepted are "Victims of Human Trafficking" T-Visa holders (including T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4 classifications). Individuals with an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa are not considered for an eligible non-citizen status.
Non-Citizen: A student who is not a United States born or naturalized citizen of the United States.
Out-of-State: A student who has not lived and maintained residency in the State of Georgia for at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes.
To have your resident status changed, you must provide required documentation to the Registrar's Office.
In-State Tuition Waivers: Some students are eligible for in-state tuition waivers. These waivers do not affect the student's eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship or Grant, except waivers for military personnel and their dependents as provided for in the GSFC regulations.

  • Employees and their children who move to Georgia for employment with a new or expanding industry as defined in OCGA 20-4-40.
  • Full-time employees of the Technical College System of Georgia, their spouses, and dependent children.
  • Full-time teachers in a public school, a military base, or a public postsecondary college, their spouses, and dependent children.
  • United States military personnel stationed in Georgia and on active duty and their dependents living in Georgia.
  • United States military personnel, spouses, and dependent children reassigned outside Georgia, who remain continuously enrolled and on active military status.
  • Students who are domiciled in out-of-state counties bordering on Georgia counties and who are enrolled in a technical college with a local reciprocity agreement.
  • Career consular officers and their dependents that are citizens of the foreign nation which their consular office represents, and who are living in Georgia under orders of their respective governments. This waiver shall apply only to those consular officers whose nations operate on the principle of educational reciprocity with the United States.
  • Residents of the State of Alabama who attend an Alabama public community, junior, or technical college who apply and if accepted by a Georgia public postsecondary vocational institution will pay tuition and fees at the same rate as charged to Georgia resident students (for at least 12 consecutive months prior to date of registration). These students are eligible for in-state tuition rates by virtue of a reciprocity agreement with the State of Alabama.

Students who enter Gwinnett Tech as non-residents and subsequently qualify as legal residents must submit verification of Georgia residency to the Registrar's Office. The student's residence status is not changed automatically. A request must be made for the change at the proper time, and the student must provide proof of change of residence status. Changes made during a semester will be effective for the following semester. Requests for change of classification will not be considered more than twice in one year.

To obtain a Senior Citizen Waiver, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a resident of Georgia
  • Be 62 years of age or older
  • Be accepted into an applicable program of study

Waiver requests are submitted to the Registrar’s Office and must be approved before registration. Students who have been approved for the waiver will be issued a time ticket during the late registration period. If you use the waiver, you cannot use other forms of Financial Aid. Senior citizen students must pay application, lab, and/or special course fees out of pocket. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office directly at  678-226-6621.