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Board of Regents approves Alabama border state tuition waivers at GHC

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia (USG) recently approved border state tuition waivers at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) for students who live in Alabama. 

Current students and incoming students from Alabama will now pay the in-state tuition rate of $95 per credit hour at GHC. 

“We are thankful to the Board of Regents for providing this option to students who currently live within driving distance of our campus,” GHC President Mike Hobbs said. “As a commuter college, we have students from over 30 counties in Northwest Georgia who all have varying travel times and distances similar to those students traveling from Alabama.” 

GHC has a campus in Floyd County, which borders Alabama.  

“I can confidently say our course offerings and degree options are unique at GHC with a focus on rising careers that students select us for when choosing a college,” President Hobbs said. “The full waiver for the entire state of Alabama will be beneficial to our online students and our students traveling to our college to take advantage of these opportunities.” 

Georgia Highlands College also aids students transferring from colleges in Alabama. Visit the GHC Transfer Equivalency System to see how your institution’s credits will transfer to GHC.  

Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2023. To learn more, complete the form at and get started today.