Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees listed below are assessed according to the policies established for all technical colleges governed by the Technical College System of Georgia. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Effective January 1, 2012, all students applying for in-state tuition must provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. The following documents will serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States and documentation will be required before you are eligible for consideration of in-state tuition:

  • A current Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
  • A current Driver’s License or ID from:

    Alabama: Issued after August 1, 2000
    Florida: Issued after January 1, 2010 South Carolina: Issued after November 1, 2008
    Tennessee: Issued after May 29, 2004

  • A certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable
  • An approved completed FAFSA for the current financial aid year. 
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form 1-151 or 1-551).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).

Any student who cannot be verified as lawfully present in the United States is not eligible to be considered for in-state tuition, regardless of how long he or she has lived in Georgia. In addition to being lawfully present in the United States, students must meet the in-state tuition requirements as outlined in TCSG Board Policy and Procedure V.B.3 to warrant an in-state classification. Students that are initially classified as out-of-state, and successfully petition to have their residency changed to in-state also have to meet the verification requirement.

Fees are charged to cover the cost of registration and other incidental items necessary to maintain the operational activities of the college. The following fees will apply:

Application Fee : Students applying for admission must pay a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $25.

Registration Fee : All students must pay a $60 registration fee each semester.

Student Activity Fee : Students are required to pay a student activity fee of $30 each semester.

Tuition : All students will be assessed fees at the rate of $89 per credit hour for tuition for diploma and degree programs, up to a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. Certificate fees may vary, depending on program.

Change of Major Fee : Admissions Office will charge a processing fee of $10 for each Student Update involving a Change of Major (program change request). Students selected to advance from Healthcare Science or Healthcare Assistant certificate programs to diploma or degree-level Health Sciences programs are exempt from this charge.

Graduation Fee: All graduating students must pay a $40 graduation fee.

Student Accident Insurance Fee : Students are required to pay a student accident insurance fee of $4 each semester. All students enrolled in a credit program are covered while on campus by the student’s accident insurance.

Out-of-State Tuition: Out-of-state students are charged tuition twice that charged for in-state residents. Out-of-state students pay applicable fees equal to that charged for in-state residents. Student residency is determined at initial enrollment. (Please refer to the Admissions section of this catalog for definitions). Residents of Chambers, Cleburne and Randolph counties in Alabama will be considered as in-state residents for fee purposes.

International Tuition : International students pay tuition four times that charged for in-state residents. International students pay applicable fees equal to that charged for in-state residents. Student residency is determined at initial enrollment. (Please refer to Admissions section of this catalog for definitions).

Instructional Support Fee : An instructional support fee of $55 will be charged each semester to every full-time and part-time student.

Technology Support Fee : A fee of $105 will be charged to all students each semester regardless of how many hours a student is enrolled. These funds will be used to increase instructional resources and technology.

Textbooks: Students will be expected to purchase necessary text books, materials for personal projects, and other items required for each course. For the convenience of the students, the college maintains a bookstore on each campus where textbooks and supplies may be purchased. Every student is required to have books, tools, uniforms, and other equipment appropriate to the program of study; in most instances these items will be usable in the student’s employment following graduation. All required books and supplies may be purchased from the College bookstores or online.

Check Return Fee: All returned checks are handled by an outside vendor. Any fees are assessed by the vendor.

Late Registration Fee : A fee of $45 will be charged to students registering during Late Registration.

Facilities Fee : A fee of $30 per semester will be charged to all students regardless of how many hours a student is enrolled. These funds will be used to update and maintain the facilities of the college.

Athletics Fee : A fee of $40 per semester will be charged to all students regardless of how many hours a student is enrolled. These funds will be used to support the College’s Golden Knight athletic programs.

Campus Safety Fee : A fee of $25 per semester will be charged to all students regardless of how many hours a student is enrolled. These funds will be used to support West Georgia Technical College's POST-Certified Police Department, consisting of full- and part-time officers, providing police protection to WGTC students, faculty, staff and facilities. Additionally, the campus safety fee is used to support training activities, acquisition and maintenance of security systems, and police equipment including but not limited to security cameras, access control and emergency broadcast systems. 

Lab Fee : A fee of $20 will be charged to students for each term for the areas listed below. These funds will be used to support lab operations and supply costs.

Lab fee is assessed to the following programs:  

  • All programs in the School of Health Sciences
  • All programs in the School of Trade and Technology with the exception of Commercial Truck Driving and welding
  • The programs of Early Childhood Care and Education, Cosmetology, Barbering, and Esthetician

Students may reference the WGTC Website (www.westgatech.edu) for a complete listing of programs by School within the College, under the tab of Academics.