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Fort Valley State University to Offer Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

FORT VALLEY, GA – Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, Fort Valley State University (FVSU) will offer in-state tuition to all residents of Alabama, South Carolina and Florida who meet the requirements for admission.

The new “FVSU Neighbor Waiver” program is part of the Complete Georgia initiative. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has provided out-of-state tuition waivers for select institutions to assist in expanding the potential student body. The initiative allows the included institutions to take advantage of “existing USG infrastructures and capabilities” to grow enrollment.

Fort Valley State is one of 11 institutions approved to offer the waiver. The program will be available for the next three academic years. Students who enroll under FVSU’s Neighbor Waiver retain in-state tuition rates for the duration of their studies, as long as they continuously meet the eligibility requirements.

“The Neighbor Waiver program is an outstanding tool to assist Fort Valley State University’s efforts to not only increase enrollment, but expand our recruitment of high-quality students seeking a world-class, affordable education,” says Dr. Jessica Bailey, FVSU’s acting president. “We’re elated to be included in this USG initiative as we continue to seek innovative strategies to increase enrollment.”

Dr. Angela Harris, FVSU vice president of student success and enrollment management, also said the waiver program will provide FVSU with a “competitive edge” at a critical time at the institution.

“The majority of our out-of-state students come from Alabama, Florida and South Carolina,” Harris says. “The waiver gives Fort Valley State University a competitive edge to be more affordable in our three neighboring states. I’m confident that we will see more students from these states enrolling at FVSU.”

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