If you are a Georgia resident enrolling in a degree program at a Georgia public college, university, or technical college, you may be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. Funds cover tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance. If you wish to enroll in a Georgia private college, you may be eligible for a $3,000 per academic year scholarship for full-time study or $1,500 for half-time study (6-11 hours).
To apply for HOPE, you may click the link to the right. There are often questions re: what to complete for the HOPE. If you complete the FAFSA, you do NOT have to complete any other forms (GSFAPPS) to qualify for HOPE IF you are HOPE eligible. However, you are required to complete the FAFSA every year to receive HOPE funds. IF you do NOT complete the FAFSA you are not eligible for any other loans, grants, etc. Therefore, we recommend the FAFSA. HOWEVER, if you know that you will not qualify for any loans, grants, etc. you can complete the GSFAPPS (HOPE application) and as long as you qualify you do not have to complete it again. The GSFAPPS does not require any financial information.
If you are a Georgia resident enrolling in a certificate or diploma program at a Georgia public college, university, or technical college, you may be eligible for the HOPE Grant regardless of high school graduation dates or grade point averages. The HOPE Grant covers tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance of up to $100 per quarter or $150 per semester.
HOPE GED Grant
Legal residents of Georgia who earned a General Education Development (GED/high school equivalency) diploma awarded by the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education after June 30, 1993 may receive a one-time $500 HOPE award. This award can be used toward tuition, books, and other educational costs at an eligible public or private college, university, or technical college in a degree, diploma, or certificate program.