Starting this fall school year, Fort Valley State University is waiving out-of-state tuition for students enrolling from Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida.
The Georgia Board of Regents approved Fort Valley and 10 other schools to offer the waiver.
For most students taking 15 credits, it means a difference of about $6,300 a semester.
"It will encourage students to leave their state instead of staying home, so I think it's a good thing," said Darrell Lake.
He is a senior who is originally from Florida.
He says during his sophomore year, he was offered in-state tuition because he was an athlete, saving him a pretty penny.
" [It] was about $8,000 difference from out of state," said Lake.
He says giving that opportunity to other students like him will only strengthen his school's appeal for more athletes.