Waivers are for students who do not meet the qualification for a Georgia-resident status. However, the Board of Regents has defined situations whereby a student may still be eligible for in-state tuition and fees for a 12-month period.
The waivers listed below will cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition for 12 months. The students eligibility for these waivers listed below must be reviewed annually.
To be eligible for a presidential waiver, students must have earned a 2.5 high school GPA as calculated by the ABAC Office of Enrollment Management and/or demonstrated outstanding leadership, community service, or extra-curricular activities. Transfer students must have earned a minimum transfer GPA of 2.5 as calculated by the ABAC Office of Enrollment Management. Transcripts are required. This requirement does not apply to international students attending ABAC on a visa.
2022-2023 Presidential Waiver Application (for students who have already been accepted)
2022-2023 Presidential Waiver Application (for students who have not been accepted yet)
2022-2023 Presidential Waiver Appeal Form
2023-2024 Presidential Waiver Application (for students who have already been accepted)
2023-2024 Presidential Waiver Application (for students who have not been accepted yet)
ABAC Neighbor Waivers
Students from Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina (effective Spring 2019), are eligible for one of our ABAC Neighbor Waivers.
Eligible students can attend ABAC at the same tuition rate as an in-state student. You save $4,211 each semester (based on full-time enrollment for 2017-18). Over four years, that’s a savings of more than $30,000!
In most cases, students from the states above do not need to do anything other than provide evidence of domicile. For students right out of high school, the high school transcript serves as evidence of domicile. Student applying from these states will be notified if any documentation is needed beyond what is part of the usual admissions application process.
Academic Common Market
The Academic Common Market is a program through the Southern Regional Education Board that allows students to study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college while paying in-state tuition rates.
Contact Home State SREB Office to Apply
Four waivers are available for military personnel and their dependents. Select the application that is appropriate for you. You will be prompted to log in with your ABAC credentials (email address and password).
Petitions filed after the final deadlines listed above will be considered for the following semester. If a petition is approved, it will not be retroactive to prior semesters. Notification of the petition decision will be sent to the student’s Stallion email address.
Submit the petition will all supporting documentation at one time.
Mail or deliver supporting documentation to:
Office of Enrollment Management
ABAC 4, 2802 Moore Highway
Tifton, GA 31793