Columbus State Unveils Newly Designed Georgia License Plates

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Georgia's Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division is now selling newly redesigned Columbus State University license plates, and each one sold will help fund student scholarships.

A new manufacturing process for state license plates allows more design flexibility for all state tags. That new process coincided with the university's desire to update its specialty license plate with a design that featured the university's new logo. The new design also has "Cougars" in the background behind the numbers.

In addition to showing pride for Columbus State University, a portion of the sales of each license plate will now come back to the university to fund alumni scholarships.

"These license plates are a great way to show support for the university while also helping us provide student scholarships, which can be a critical step in a student's decision on where to attend school," said CSU President Tim Mescon. "I hope we will soon see these license plates all over the state."

Anyone who has a current Columbus State University tag, which portrays a line drawing of the iconic clock tower next to the initials CSU, may keep their tag. They will still be valid – just not sold anymore.

For more information or to order a new tag, visit your county tag office. Once ordered there, the specialty tag will be shipped to the driver's home address within seven to 10 business days. More information is also available at the Department of Revenue's website, www.dor.ga.gov.

Details on pricing of special tags, including CSU's, are available at http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/motor/plates/platesamples.aspx.

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