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Four students remain “undocumented” at UGA

Four students now remain undocumented at the University out of an incoming pool of 10,363 for summer and fall 2010.

After the Special Residency Verification Committee of the Board of Regents reviewed the citizenship status of all 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, preliminary figures indicated 242 out of a total of 50,000 incoming students did not have proper documentation.

“Each of our campuses has been required to verify new and returning students that they’ve been correctly categorized for correct tuition classification,” Regent James Jolly said.

The review also indicated 230 currently-enrolled or returning USG students who are also lacking proper documentation. However, the University and eight other institutions in the state have not yet filed a report on the residency status of returning students.

“The University is still working on its review of the status of all enrolled students,” said Tom Jackson, vice president for public affairs. “We’ll likely be last getting that completed because we’re by far the largest institution.”

Jolly said institutions are expected to submit a report with the final figures to the Regents by Sept. 8.

As of Aug. 1, the Regents have verified that all undocumented students in University System schools are paying out-of-state tuition. If a student is found to be paying the wrong tuition rate, he will immediately be required to pay the correct amount depending on his status. It is uncertain whether the Regents want institutions to submit a residency verification report annually.

Read the full story at the Georgia Red & Black.

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