College of Coastal Georgia - University System of Georgia
Official Title: Presidential Waiver Policy
Abbreviated Title: PWP
Volume: CCGA Policies
Responsible Office: Institutional Effectiveness & Admissions
Originally Issued: July 1, 2015
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Revised: July 18, 2023

Presidential Waiver Policy

Policy Statement

This policy will be enacted in order to ensure accurate awarding of the Presidential Waiver Awards in accordance with University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy.

Reason for Policy

To ensure that distribution of the waivers are awarded in accordance with USGBOR regulation and that waivers are used to promote and increase academic excellence of student population, diversity of student population and that recipients are actively engaged in service to the college and community.

Entities Affected by This Policy

Entities affected by this policy are all persons at the College who are responsible for the creation of applications, initial review and awarding of all Presidential Waivers.

Who Should Read This Policy

All College of Coastal Georgia faculty and staff responsible for the application, review, distribution and maintenance of the waivers.  Applicants and recipients of waivers should review the policy as well.


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I. Allocation of Awards

In agreement with USG Policy, the College of Coastal Georgia shall award Presidential Waivers to qualified students, provided that the number of waivers in effect does not exceed 2% of the equivalent full-time students enrolled at the institution in the fall term of the previous academic year of the term for which the out-of-state tuition is to be waived.  Presidential Waivers, if available, may be awarded during spring semester.

The Presidential Waivers will be awarded in three categories:

Given that students often meet criteria in multiple categories of the Presidential Waiver, the College will designate the Academic Excellence award first, the International Waivers second, and finally the Athletic waivers. However, should athletics have vacant waivers but there is a need for additional academic waivers, adjustments will be made. In order to qualify, information submitted as part of the admissions application will be utilized in order to award Academic Excellence and International Student waivers.

II. Award Amount

Waivers may be awarded for either the full amount of the out-of-state tuition differential or half of the differential.  Half-Waivers may be considered for use to align percentage caps between categories.

III. Review

All waiver recipients are subject to review and must meet the following criteria for continuation of the waiver:


The Responsibilities each party has in connection with this policy are: