Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

Out-of-state students who have been admitted to the University Honors Program may apply for a Presidential Academic Out-of-State Tuition Waiver.  The waiver reduces the cost of KSU tuition to the amount paid by in-state students.  A limited number of waivers are available each year, and are awarded on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis.  Waivers are renewable for students who maintain good standing in the Honors Program.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be accepted to Kennesaw State University and the University Honors Program. 
  • You must be classified as an Out-of-State student for tuition purposes.
  • You must meet criteria for Lawful Presence in the United States.

Application instructions:

  • Complete the Application for Out of State Tuition Differential Waiver
  • Submit with the application:
    1. A copy of your Honors Program acceptance letter/email
    2. A copy of one of the following for Lawful Presence Verification:
    • Unexpired Georgia driver’s license
    • Unexpired U.S. passport
    • U.S. birth certificate - Must be an original
    • Unexpired Permanent Resident card
    • Unexpired Employment Authorization Card
    • Unexpired passport from another country and visa


Recipients of tuition waivers are typically notified within one month of application.  All communication will be sent to the student’s KSU email account.  The student email login can be found at www.kennesaw.edu/myksu.   


Renewal of the Presidential Academic Out-of-State Tuition Waiver requires the student to maintain good standing with the University Honors Program by meeting both GPA and participation requirements.  The waiver may be removed at the request of the Honors College at any time if the student no longer meets these or other waiver requirements.

For questions about your tuition classification, please contact the KSU Tuition Classification Officer at:



For general questions about Honors scholarships and Honors tuition waivers, please contact honors@kennesaw.edu.