The move supports UNG’s mission to expand educational opportunities in the region and benefits students in Jackson, Swain, Graham, Cherokee, Clay, and Macon counties in North Carolina and Polk, Bradley and Hamilton counties in Tennessee.
“UNG plays a large role in educational attainment in this region, and these counties are connected to communities that we currently serve,” UNG President Bonita Jacobs said. “This effort enables UNG to expand opportunities for quality, affordable education and enhance regional economic development in the Appalachian region.”
UNG is the 11th University System of Georgia institution to offer waivers for counties in the states that border Georgia.
Students from nine counties that border UNG’s service area may apply now for summer and fall semesters and receive the tuition waiver.