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Financial FAQ

Can out-of-state applicants (non-Georgia residents) apply for in-state tuition status?

Yes, section 7.3.4.1 of the University System of Georgia policy manual allows for certain qualifying students to receive a waiver of their out-of-state tuition differential and pay in-state rates. The full details are provided in this online Board of Regents Policy Manual. Waiver request forms can be found on the UGA Office of the Registrar website. The two most common requests are for Military and for Economic Advantage.

The Economic Advantage waiver can be requested if you move to the state of Georgia for full-time employment prior to your first day of classes in the IOMP. This can include either a change in jobs or a job transfer that requires relocation for you or your spouse. Dependent students can also request this waiver if their parents move to the state of Georgia for employment purposes. More details are available on the two websites listed in the previous paragraph.

Another option for out-of-state residents from states represented by the Southern Regional Education Board is the Academic Common Market. The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for residents in the 15 participating SREB states who want to pursue degrees that are not available to them from their in-state institutions. These residents can make a request to the ACM to have their out-of-state tuition waived and pay in-state tuition to attend our program.

Our program has already been approved for the ACM for incoming students who reside in Alabama. Note that most of the 15 participating SREB states do not have an I-O Psychology Master's program where all of the required classes are available on nights and/or weekends; therefore, residents from those states could also be eligible for in-state tuition with our program, pending approval from the incoming student's in-state ACM representative.

How much is tuition for the program?

In-State $4,974 per semester x 6 semesters $29,844
Gwinnett Fee $642 per semester x 6 semesters $3,852
Total In-State   $33,696
     
Out-of-State  $9,048 per semester x 6 semesters $54,288
Gwinnett Fee  $642 per semester x 6 semesters $3,852
Total Out-of-State   $58,140

*Based on 2020-21 tuition rates. Tuition is subject to change based on the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

How much should I anticipate paying for textbooks?

We want you to graduate with a toolkit to leverage throughout your career. Therefore, we purchase most of the books and materials for you for your courses. These books are yours to keep forever. 

Do you provide any meals or reimbursement for transportation for the Gwinnett campus classes?

We provide a full catered lunch on each Saturday of class. You will need to provide your own food for other meals. You will also need to pay for your own transportation to the Gwinnett Campus.

Is this program TAP-eligible for employees of the University System of Georgia?

No. This is an executive status program that is exempt from the TAP policy.

Are there scholarship, assistantship, and/or fellowship opportunities for students enrolled in the IOMP?

We do not have scholarships, assistantships, or fellowships available from the program. You can certainly apply for funding from external sources. For instance, you can search for scholarship offers via http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/. Our program is designed for working professionals with classes on Friday evenings and Saturdays, so many of our students pay for school via their full-time jobs. Some also receive tuition reimbursement from their employers. We highly recommend that students maintain employment in a professional job while in the program, whether it be full-time or part-time. Many of our courses have assignments and projects that require access to an organization, giving students the opportunity to immediately apply the classroom knowledge to their workplaces and potentially add value back to their organizations.

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