Tuition and fees are assessed based on policies of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Certain fees are required to be paid each semester. They include technology, instructional, registration, student activity, accident insurance, facility access, and campus safety. Some courses and/or programs may also have a supply fee.
Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Information regarding these fees is located in the Course Descriptions of the catalog.
A hard copy of the tuition and fees can be obtained from the One Stop at the Lawrenceville and Alpharetta-North Fulton campuses.
Tuition is calculated by the number of credit hours a student registers for each semester. Students can register for up to 15 hours per semester.
Payments can be made in person at the Business Office on either campus using cash, check, money order, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). You can also pay online at www.GTC-Web.org by credit card.
Tuition and fee payments are due by the deadline published in the Academic Calendar. If you have not been awarded Financial Aid, agreed to a payment plan, or paid for your educational charges by the Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline, your courses will be dropped. Credit card payments are not accepted by phone.
Students that register during the “Late Registration” time period, will be charged a non-refundable fee of $45. Failure to fulfill your financial obligations can result in the denial of registration, transcripts, certification of degrees/diplomas, and other services.
Gwinnett Technical College
Fee Schedule *
Effective Fall Semester 2019
* Tuition and Fees are subject to change.
Please note that these rates include the state-mandated fees of $418. Tuition rates are $100 per credit hour for in-state students, $200 and $400 per credit hour for out-of-state and foreign students respectively. You can view the breakdown of these fees below. For program or course-specific fees please visit our website.
Breakdown of Fees*
Total Fees: $418
* Fees are subject to change
Financial Aid may not fully cover your tuition and fee charges. NelNet can make paying out of pocket more manageable, and make completing your program much easier. The NelNet Payment Plan divides the balance owed to Gwinnett Technical College into smaller, monthly payments. This is not a loan; you don’t pay interest and you won’t need a credit check.
For more information, visit www.MyCollegePaymentPlan.com/Gwinnett
Payments are processed on the 25th of each month for Fall and Spring terms, the end of the month for Summer term, and will continue until the balance is paid in full. Students can choose one of the following methods:
- Automatic bank draft (ACH)
- Credit/debit card. A convenience fee of 2.75% will be assessed.
Cost to Participate
- A non-refundable enrollment fee (varies; see Nelnet schedule for amount)
- Go to www.GTC-Web.org
- Log in to Banner Web
- Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
- Click on Student Records
- Click on Make a Payment Online
- Select your term
- Click on Pay by Payment Plan with Nelnet
Availability of the payment plan is determined by Gwinnett Technical College and designed to meet the needs of currently enrolled students. Please note, Gwinnett Tech may elect not to have the payment plan available during specific times and dates.
My Payment Plan
My Payment Plan is an online service that allows you to view the status, account balance, and payment amount of your agreement. Once you enroll, access and manage your payment plan here, and follow these instructions.
- Login with your Banner username and password
- Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
- Click on Student Records
- Click Access your existing Nelnet payment plan
NelNet Business Solutions works in connection with the Gwinnett Tech Bursar Office. Please note that payment plan amounts could automatically change if any changes are made to your student account balance in Banner. For additional payment details, visit www.MyCollegePaymentPlan.com/Gwinnett.
Nelnet reserves the right to end agreements for defaulted payment plans. Defaulted plans will be turned over to the college and students will incur a $40 non-refundable administrative fee. In addition, a hold will be placed on student accounts with defaulted Nelnet agreements.
Payment plans available on April 21, 2020
|Last Day to Enroll Online||Required Down Payment||Number of Payments||Months of Payments||Enrollment Fee|
|May 8||50%||2||June & July||$15|
|May 14-May 19*||50%||2||June & July||$15|
* This option is available for late registration
Last Date to Increase Agreement Balance: May 19, 2020
Last Date to Decrease Agreement Balance or Terminate Agreement: June 22, 2020
If you’re unsure about the cost of attendance for Gwinnett Tech, use our Net Price Calculator to determine how much your education will be, based on your personal circumstances.
The Financial Aid Office abides by the policy for Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States policy. We are required to verify a student’s residency status. For the complete policy, click here or read “Verification of Lawful Presence” found on page 15 in the Course Catalog and Student Handbook.
Citizenship and Eligible Non-Citizens
- Georgia Residents (including Eligible Non-Citizens) pay in-state tuition and fees assessed by the State Board.
- Students who are classified as Out-of-State, pay tuition that is two times the rate of in-state students.
- Non-Citizen students pay tuition that is four times the rate of in-state students. Non-citizen students are not eligible for financial aid.
Residency Requirements for Tuition
Georgia Resident: Student must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen living in the State of Georgia. You must also meet the in-state tuition requirements of TCSG.
Eligible Non-Citizen: A student who, in accordance with the Federal Student Aid definition, is a United States permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551), a conditional permanent resident (I-551C), or the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security. The I-94 must show any one of the following descriptions: Refugee, Asylum Granted, Parolee (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), or Cuban-Haitian Entrant. Also accepted are “Victims of Human Trafficking” T-Visa holders (including T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4 classifications). Individuals with an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa are not considered for an eligible non-citizen status.
Non-Citizen: A student who is not a United States born or naturalized citizen of the United States.
Out-of-State: A student who has not lived and maintained residency in the State of Georgia for at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes.
To have your resident status changed, you must provide the required documentation to the Registrar’s Office.
In-State Tuition Waivers: Some students are eligible for in-state tuition waivers. These waivers do not affect the student’s eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship or Grant, except waivers for military personnel and their dependents as provided for in the GSFC regulations.
- Employees and their children who move to Georgia for employment with a new or expanding industry as defined in OCGA 20-4-40.
- Full-time employees of the Technical College System of Georgia, their spouses, and dependent children.
- Full-time teachers in a public school, a military base, or a public postsecondary college, their spouses, and dependent children.
- United States military personnel stationed in Georgia and on active duty and their dependents living in Georgia.
- United States military personnel, spouses, and dependent children reassigned outside Georgia, who remain continuously enrolled and on active military status.
- Students who are domiciled in out-of-state counties bordering on Georgia counties and who are enrolled in a technical college with a local reciprocity agreement.
- Career consular officers and their dependents that are citizens of the foreign nation which their consular office represents, and who are living in Georgia under orders of their respective governments. This waiver shall apply only to those consular officers whose nations operate on the principle of educational reciprocity with the United States.
- Residents of the State of Alabama who attend an Alabama public community, junior, or technical college who apply and if accepted by a Georgia public postsecondary vocational institution will pay tuition and fees at the same rate as charged to Georgia resident students (for at least 12 consecutive months prior to date of registration). These students are eligible for in-state tuition rates by virtue of a reciprocity agreement with the State of Alabama.
Students who enter Gwinnett Tech as non-residents and subsequently qualify as legal residents must submit verification of Georgia residency to the Registrar’s Office. The student’s residence status is not changed automatically. A request must be made for the change at the proper time, and the student must provide proof of change of residence status. Changes made during a semester will be effective for the following semester. Requests for change of classification will not be considered more than twice in one year.
To obtain a Senior Citizen Waiver, you must satisfy the following requirements:
- Be a resident of Georgia
- Be 62 years of age or older
- Be accepted into an applicable program of study
Waiver requests are submitted to the Registrar’s Office and must be approved before registration. Students who have been approved for the waiver will be issued a time ticket during the late registration period. If you use the waiver, you cannot use other forms of Financial Aid. Senior citizen students must pay application, lab, and/or special course fees out of pocket. For more information and to obtain the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver form, email Enrollment Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Service members who want to take courses under the Military Tuition Assistance program will need to apply for assistance by visiting the Military Tuition Assistance page and speak with their Education Service Officer (ESO) within their Military Service. For more information about payment of tuition and fees, please contact our military service support staff.
- Heather Betty
- Accounting Technician
- Tuition Assistance Compliance Officer
- Bursar Office
For information regarding academic advising, financial aid, and other support services, members should visit an Enrollment Support Advisor located in Building 100 on the Lawrenceville Campus and Building A on the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus in the One-Stop area.
Financial Aid Director
Andra Peterson has served as the Director of the Financial Aid Office since 2017. She has been in financial aid for 13 years in various positions in the financial aid office. Under her leadership, the Financial Aid Office provides financial assistance to potential and current students. As a member of the Enrollment Processing Team, she collaborates closely with the Bursar’s and Veteran’s Affairs Department and the administration to support the college goals and mission. Beyond her role as the chief compliance officer for the administration of Federal Title IV funding at Gwinnett Tech, Andra has served on several committees for the Georgia Administration of Financial Aid Administrators, Southern Association of Financial Aid Administrators, and the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators.
Bursar Office Staff