Residency Status

Residency Status must be determined upon admission. Applicants must first satisfy the admission requirements stated in Alabama Community College System Policy 801.01.

1. In-State Tuition

The in-state tuition rate shall be extended to students who reside outside of Alabama in a state and county within fifty (50) miles of a campus of the Alabama Community College System institution, provided, however, that the campus must have been in existence and operating as of January 1, 1996.

The in-state tuition rate shall be extended to students who have graduated from Alabama high schools or who have obtained a GED in the State of Alabama within three years of the date of their application for admission in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Code of Alabama.

Students who are not eligible for in-state tuition based on the above requirements may still qualify for in-state tuition. Please refer to the guidelines associated with this policy for a full explanation of alternative in- state residency requirements. Note: In accordance with Section 702 of the Choice Act, out-of-state students receiving Chapter 30 or 33 VA benefits may be eligible for the in-state tuition rate.  Please visit the VA Office at the College.

2. Out-of-State Tuition

The out-of-state tuition rate shall be 2.00 times the in-state tuition rate, rounded up to the nearest dollar. International students must pay the out-of-state tuition rate.

Any student who was previously admitted to GSCC but has not attended within one academic year must establish eligibility for in-state tuition upon re-enrollment. Students who cannot provide sufficient evidence of eligibility for in-state tuition will be charged out-of-state tuition.