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Tuition Waivers for Students 62 or Older

MGA offers a tuition waiver for individuals aged 62 or older. This waiver allows eligible students to take classes at Middle Georgia State on a space-available basis without paying tuition and many student fees. 

This, according to USG policy 4.2.1.9, is persons aged 62 or over.

How to Get Started
  • Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements (below) and admissions standards.
  • Apply for admission (application fee not covered by waiver)
  • Once you’ve been admitted to the university, contact the office of admissions at  to request the waiver. 
  • Contact your advisor to register for classes. Those on a waiver will only be able to register for courses during the late registration period. Check the academic calendar for the semester you wish to attend to find out when the late registration period opens.
  • Pay any applicable fees – your tuition and some mandatory fees will be waived, but you will still be required to pay any applicable class or lab fees.
  • Once classes begin, attend class as usual and enjoy your studies here at MGA!
Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for this waiver, students:

  1. Must be residents of Georgia, 62 years of age or older at the time of registration, and shall present a birth certificate or other comparable written documentation of age to enable the institution to determine eligibility.
  2. May enroll as a regular or auditing student in courses offered for resident credit on a “space available” basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory or shop fees.
  3. Shall meet all USG and institution undergraduate or graduate admission requirements. However, institutions may exercise discretion in exceptional cases where circumstances indicate that certain requirements such as high school graduation and minimum test scores are inappropriate. In those instances involving discretionary admission institutions will provide diagnostic methods to determine whether or not participation in Learning Support will be required prior to enrollment in regular credit courses. Reasonable prerequisites may be required in certain courses.
  4. Shall have all usual student and institutional records maintained. However, institutions will not report such students for budgetary purposes.
  5. Must meet all USG, institution, and legislated degree requirements if they are degree-seeking students.
  6. May not enroll in dental, medical, veterinary, or law schools under the provisions of this policy.