Georgia Financial Aid Programs


Students interested in Georgia financial aid programs must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov or the GSFAPPS at www.GAcollege411.org

Hope Scholarship - To receive HOPE Scholarship funding, students must be legal Georgia residents who graduate from a HOPE eligible high school with a 3.0 GPA in the core curriculum and be declared HOPE Scholars by the state. Note: Students who graduate from an ineligible high school, are home study or have a GED should check the www.gacollege411.org site for more information.

Students meeting this and other eligibility requirements are defined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) and who are enrolled full time (12 or more hours per semester) will receive $3,708 per year. Students meeting the eligibility requirements defined by GSFC and who are enrolled at least half time (6-11 hours per semester), may receive $927 per semester.

Zell Miller Scholarship - To receive Zell Miller Scholarship funding, students must meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements. Additionally, students must graduate as the Valedictorian or Salutatorian OR with a minimum 3.7 GPA combined with a minimum SAT score of 1200 on the math and reading portions or a 26 ACT composite score. The ACT and SAT scores must come from a single test administration. 

Students meeting this and other eligibility requirements as defined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) and who are enrolled full time (12 or more hours per semester) will receive $4,000 per year. Students meeting the eligibility requirements as defined by the GSFC and who are enrolled at least half time (6-11 hours per semester), may receive $1,000 per semester.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant - Legal residents of Georgia who are enrolled on a full-time basis (12 or more hours) may be eligible to receive $700 per academic year from the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant. The grant amount is determined by the state legislature each year.  

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