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49 Georgia institutions to waive application fees for high school seniors in March

By Lawson Smith Anchor/Reporter
The Georgia Student Finance Commission has partnered with The University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia and private institutions through the Find Your MATCH in March initiative to provide application fee waivers to Georgia high school seniors. 
49 Georgia colleges and universities have agreed to waive their application fee for high school seniors until March 31.  
“As our high school seniors enter an important time for shaping their futures, we are proud to once again announce institutions will be waiving application fees for the month of March,” Governor Brian Kemp said in a release. “I encourage students to consider their options during this time by engaging with the GEORGIA MATCH dashboard and applying to schools that best fit their needs. We are confident there is a fit for every student to unlock opportunities for success here in the Number 1 state for opportunity.”
The 2024 application season will be the third year GSFC has promoted application fee waivers for the month of March, as well as the first year the commission has incorporated the GEORGIA MATCH direct admissions initiative.
Through GEORGIA MATCH, over 132,000 Georgia high school seniors have received a personalized letter from Governor Kemp listing the public technical institutions, colleges and universities that are holding a spot for them in the Fall 2024 semester based on their academic eligibility, according to a release from GSFC. Every student received a letter with at least  least twenty-two colleges that are holding a spot for them, aiming to eliminate anxiety from the typical college application process.  
“Thousands of Georgia students meet the academic eligibility for college admission in Georgia and do not apply,” Georgia Student Finance Commission President Lynne Riley, said. “We hope that by providing application fee waivers and making it easy for students to view their options, compare programs and costs, and claim their spot through the GEORGIA MATCH dashboard we can help more students achieve success in their post-secondary education with the least out-of-pocket costs possible.”
 There is no limit to the number of schools a student may apply to through the application fee waivers. The full list of participating schools and information on how to access the application fee waivers can be found at
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