Qualifications for In-State Tuition

Students qualified to pay in-state tuition on the Wallace Campus in Dothan are Alabama residents; Georgia residents from Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Decatur, Early, Miller, Quitman, Randolph, and Seminole Counties; and Florida residents from Bay, Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Walton, and Washington Counties. Students qualified to pay in-state tuition on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula are Alabama residents and Georgia residents from Baker, Chattahoochee, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Early, Marion, Miller, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, and Webster Counties. Military personnel assigned to an active military installation in Alabama and their immediate family members also qualify for in-state tuition.

The following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill ® – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill ®), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill ® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above andmust be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill ® Benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  • The policy shall be read to be amended as necessary to be compliant with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. 3679 as amended.

Other qualifying categories may be determined by the Admissions and Records Office.