South Georgia State College

Lawful Presence

Effective Fall 2011, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to South Georgia State College, and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes, will be required to provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the State of Georgia and the United States.

South Georgia State College will do all we can to verify a student's citizenship or lawful immigration status without causing additional stress or paperwork.

Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) have their citizenship status checked by the US government. If you have your FAFSA sent to South Georgia State College we can use that to verify your status.

If your FAFSA is not yet on file at South Georgia State College, or if you choose not to complete the FAFSA, you will be responsible for verifying your lawful presence based on documentation. By submitting proof of lawful presence to South Georgia State College Office of Admissions, you may ensure your tuition status accurately reflects your standing.

Please refer to the USG Lawful Presence Verification Methods Chart for a list of acceptable forms of Lawful Presence documentation.

If you have questions about the verification process or concerns about the ability to provide documentation, contact the Registrar's Office at 912.260.4406 or registrar@sgsc.edu as soon as possible.