At Augusta University, we're committed to providing an education like no other, offering an unmatched value to our students, including those from our neighboring communities in South Carolina. This guide aims to assist you in navigating our application process, setting you on a trajectory toward success as a proud member of Jag Nation.


Tuition Waiver

Augusta University offers South Carolina students an affordable option close to home and is the most affordable comprehensive research university in Georgia and South Carolina. Recently, U.S. News & World Report recognized Augusta University as a top performer in promoting social mobility.

All qualified South Carolina residents will be eligible to receive a waiver allowing students to pay our affordable in-state tuition cost. The approximate savings is almost $15,000 per year or a total of $60,000 over four years. Degree-seeking graduate students who are residents of Aiken or Edgefield counties are eligible for this waiver as well.


Students in the dorms

South Carolina residents enrolled as degree-seeking undergraduate students in any of our programs are eligible for this waiver for four years.

Eligibility for students under the age of 24 is generally determined by their parent or legal guardian’s residence. 

To Apply

1. Apply for Admission

Apply as a degree-seeking student to Augusta University. You can locate find the application at For details about admissions requirements, you can visit our Freshman page, our Transfer page, or the website for your specific program.

2. Check Your Status

After applying students will have access to an application portal where you can check your status throughout the process.

3. Submit Waiver

Once admitted, eligible students will see the South Carolina Waiver application appear on their application portal. Complete this form and supply requested supporting documentation to have the waiver applied.