Darton State College Admissions | Verification of Lawful Presence
Verification of Lawful Presence
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) has recently instituted new policies that affect all applicants who seek in state tuition at USG institutions. According to USG policy, individuals who apply for Fall 2011 and beyond must submit documentation of US citizenship or permanent residency before being considered for in-state tuition.
BOR Policy 4.3.4 “Each University System Institution shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted person applying for resident tuition status (in-state tuition).
The following documents serve as proof of lawful presence in the United States. One of the following is required before you are eligible for in-state tuition.
- A current Driver’s License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
- A Certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable.
- Verification results provided by the US Department of Education for students applying for federal student aid (FAFSA).
- A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
- A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
- A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350 or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
- A current U.S. Passport.
- A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.
- A current military ID (service member only, not dependent).
- A current Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551).
- Verification of visa status through the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Information System (SEVIS) for students on an F.J, or M visa.
This is NOT a requirement for admission to Darton College however; you MUST provide this information prior to your registering and enrolling for classes.