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Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong and Liberty campuses offer out-of-state tuition waivers to residents of Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee

The University System of Georgia (USG) has approved out-of-state tuition differential waivers to residents of Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee for Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville.

“The University System of Georgia system benefits from some of the nation’s most affordable tuition rates,” said Georgia Southern University Director of Admissions Amy Smith. “We are excited to welcome and support out-of-state students at Georgia Southern and are pleased to extend affordable options to our neighboring states.”

At present, out-of-state students make up approximately 9 percent of the University’s student body. Without the waiver, out-of-state students pay tuition that is roughly three times more than that of their Georgia-based peers.

Janna Elizabeth Hines, a Communication Sciences and Disorders major from Columbia, South Carolina, chose to study on the Armstrong Campus for various reasons, but primarily because it provides a quality education with a reasonable price tag.

“I am able to attend the Armstrong Campus for a cheaper amount than the in-state schools I applied to,” noted Hines. “This saves my family and I money, and relieves a situation that would have otherwise been stressful. I also get to experience living outside of South Carolina, and so far, I am really enjoying it.”

Abby Warren, a second-year nursing student from Jacksonville, Florida, appreciates the opportunity to attend Georgia Southern with the out-of-state waiver while earning a solid degree and practicing her independence.

“I chose Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus because they offer my degree program — with great credibility — and the comfort of being just two hours from home,” said Warren. “It is close enough for me to head home in case of an emergency, but it is also far enough so that I can feel independent and on my own. Being a part of this school has opened so many doors and helped me step outside of my comfort zone.”

Georgia Southern has repeatedly been ranked nationwide for its ‘Best Value’ by College Affordability Guide, Top Masters in Education, and Affordable Colleges Online, among many others, for providing rigorous undergraduate, graduate and online degree programs that remain affordable.

For more information on Georgia Southern’s out-of-state tuition waivers available to students on the Armstrong and Liberty campuses, please visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 142 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit



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