Tuition & Fees
It is the responsibility of the student to be informed of and to observe all regulations and procedures regarding the payment of fees and the entitlement to refunds. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student is unfamiliar with the regulation or asserts that they were not informed by an Advisor or other authority. Questions regarding the amount and payment of fees and refunds should be directed to the Cashiers Office. Questions concerning eligibility for refunds should be addressed to the Registrar's Office. Verbal misinformation is not grounds for waiver of a regulation.
All fees are payable on the day of registration. Registration is not complete until all fees have been paid. Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
Tuition and other fees are subject to change without notice.
All applicants to Georgia Piedmont Technical College must submit a twenty-five dollar ($25) application fee with their application form before the application can be processed. The application fee is non-refundable and will not apply toward the student's registration fees. No application fee is required for former Georgia Piedmont Technical College credit seeking students.
A registration fee of sixty-three dollars ($63) is charged each semester to every student registering for credit courses, whether the courses are on-campus, off-campus or Internet (seminar participants are excluded from the registration fee). This fee is payable at the time of registration and does not apply to Seminar participants or Continuing Education students.
Late Registration Fee
In addition to the regular registration fee, a late registration fee of forty-five dollars ($45) is charged to each student who registers after the last day of official registration. This fee is payable at the time of late registration and is non-refundable.
Campus Resources Fee
A Campus Access Fee of seventy-five dollars ($75) is charged each semester to every full-time and part-time student. This fee is payable at the time of registration and does not apply to seminar participants or Continuing Education students. No Campus Resources Fee is charged to high school students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment program.
Student Activity Fee
A student activity fee of thirty dollars ($30) is charged each semester to every full-time and part-time student taking credit courses on-campus and is payable at the time of registration. No Student Activity Fee is charged to students whose entire class schedule consists of web-based, on-line only classes.
Technology Support Fee
A technology support fee of fifty-five dollars ($55) is charged each semester to every full-time and part-time student. This fee applies only to students enrolling in credit courses and is payable at the time of registration.
Instructional Support Fee
An instructional support fee of fifty dollars ($50) will be charged each semester to every full-time and part-time student. This fee applies only to students enrolling in credit courses and is payable at the time of registration.
General Studies Natural Science Lab Fee
A laboratory fee of twenty dollars ($20) is charged each semester to every full-time and part-time student enrolled in Natural Science courses (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics). This fee is billed each term that a student enrolls in a Natural Science course. This fee is not waived for a student who repeats the course.
Paralegal students are charged a fee of fifty two dollars ($52) each semester to access online legal research sites such as WestLaw and Lexus Nexis.
Learning Support Fee
A learning support fee is charged to each student in learning support reading, math, or English each semester. For each math learning support course a student is enrolled, a charge of one hundred ten dollars ($110) will be charged. For each language or reading course a student is enrolled, a charge of sixty dollars ($60) will be charged. The student will receive access to the educational software required for the class. The fee applies only to students enrolling in learning support courses and is payable at the time of registration.
Tuition fees generally apply to all credit courses offered by Georgia Piedmont Technical College. These fees vary depending on the student's legal residency, program of study, and campus. Exceptions are made when courses are offered by contract or consortium agreements.
A student who is a legal resident of the state of Georgia, according to the regulations of the Technical College System of Georgia, and who has been a legal resident of the state for at least twelve consecutive months preceding the first day of the semester must pay resident tuition fees at the rate of $85 per semester credit hour.
A student who is not a legal resident of the state of Georgia under the regulations of the Technical College System of Georgia but is a resident of the United States of America must pay the tuition fees at the rate of $170 per semester credit hour.
A student who is not a United States born or naturalized citizen of the United States (non-citizen) must pay the tuition fees at the rate of $340 per semester credit hour. Certain categories of nonresident students may be enrolled upon payment of resident fees in accordance with the Technical College System of Georgia. Refer to "Definition of Legal Residence" listed elsewhere in this Catalog. All tuition and fees must be paid before the student is officially registered.
Tuition and fees are higher for courses in some programs of study.
*PLEASE NOTE: Commercial Truck Driving Certificate Program requires a tuition fee of $125.00 per semester credit hour (in-state residents), $185.00 fuel surcharge, and a $40.00 drug testing fee. The Law Enforcement Academy requires a tuition fee of $190.00 per semester credit hour (in-state residents).
Individual Program Costs
Some academic programs require specialized tool sets and instruments and may require specific uniforms that become the student's property. Other programs have state/federal mandated physical examinations and inoculations as a condition of participating in the program. These program costs are incurred by each student enrolled in the respective programs and vary by program from $40 to $1,150. The costs are subject to periodic changes and the cost information may be obtained in the Admissions Office on current program of study sheets.
The Registrar’s Office will charge a processing fee of $5 for each official transcript requested in writing by a student. An official transcript bears the Georgia Piedmont Technical College seal and is not issued to students. Requests for official transcript via email cannot be accepted at this time. See the Official Transcript Request page.
Placement Scores, Acceptance Letter
Students who need their Georgia Piedmont Technical College placement scores and/or official acceptance letter may purchase duplicate copies for $5 each in the Cashiers Office. Students may have official copies of their test scores mailed to another institution for a fee of $5.
Replacement of Student Identification
Students who lose their student ID must have it replaced for a charge of $5. Replacement ID's may be paid for in the Cashiers Office.
Declined Payment of Checks
Checks received by Georgia Piedmont Technical College are verified by a commercial check approval service. If declined, the student must provide an alternate means of payment, either cash, money order, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. Questions regarding the declined acceptance of the check must be addressed to the commercial check approval service.
Student Insurance Fees
A limited student accident insurance program is provided for all students enrolled in credit courses/programs. Each credit student enrolled is assessed a fee of $6 per semester for this insurance. Information about the program and claim forms may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs on each campus.
Student Liability Insurance
Liability insurance for selected programs will be assessed at the time of registration. Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not act as an insurance vendor but does remit the liability insurance fee to selected vendors. Liability insurance fees are not covered by HOPE. Liability insurance fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable after the Drop-Add/Late Registration period.
Academic Credit by Departmental Examination
The fee for academic credit by examination is 25% of the cost of tuition for the course. A receipt must be secured from the Cashiers Office reflecting payment of this fee before taking the examination. See General and Academic Policies for more information.
A Graduation Fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) is charged to every student applying for graduation for a Diploma or an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Replacement Diploma/Degree/Technical Certificate of Credit
A replacement diploma, degree, or technical certificate of credit may be obtained from the Registrar's Office for a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).