ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) has partnered with the University System of Georgia (USG), the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), and private institutions to provide application fee waivers to Georgia high school seniors through the Find Your MATCH in March initiative. Forty-nine Georgia colleges and universities have agreed to waive their application fees for high school seniors between March 1st and 31st.

“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,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “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 No. 1 state for opportunity.”

This is the 3rd year that GSFC has promoted application fee waivers for the month of March, and the first year to incorporate the new 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. Every student received a letter with at least twenty-two colleges that are holding a spot for them, eliminating some of the guesswork and anxiety from the typical college application process.

“Thousands of Georgia students meet the academic eligibility for college admission in Georgia and do not apply,” said Georgia Student Finance Commission President Lynne Riley. “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 on the number of schools a student may apply to using the application fee waivers. While application fees may vary by institution, the cost savings to high school seniors applying to multiple colleges can be significant. The full list of participating schools and information on how to access the application fee waivers may be found at

The mission of the Georgia Student Finance Commission is to help students pursue higher education with the least out-of-pocket costs possible. Students interested in learning more about application fee waivers, GEORGIA MATCH, scholarships, and grants may connect with their regional GSFC Outreach representative by visiting

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