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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Georgia Student Finance Commission

  • GSFC is one of the most successful state student aid operations in the nation.
  • The organization handles all the state and lottery-funded scholarships, grants, service cancelable loan programs.
  • They provide free financial aid consultation.
  • Their mission is to ensure Georgians have an opportunity to access education beyond high school.

Hope and Zell Miller Scholarships

  • Available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement - merit-based scholarship.
  • There are specific eligibility requirements to qualify for the scholarship program:
    • Meet US Citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements.
    • Meet college Georgia Residency requirements.
    • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at USG, TCSG, or an eligible private college in Georgia.
    • Comply with Selective Service registration requirements.
    • Meet academic achievement standards.
    • Be in good standing on all students loans or other financial aid programs.
    • Comply with the Georgia Drug Free Post Secondary Education Act of 1990.
    • Not have exceeded the maximum awards limit for any HOPE program.

For more information, visit GAfutures.

Hope and Zell Miller Grants

  • These grants are different from Hope or Zell Miller Scholarships.
  • They are designed mainly for students who intend to enter a diploma or certificate program through a technical college.
  • No GPA requirement out of high school.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the college diploma or certificate program for HOPE GRANT (portion of tuition).
  • Must maintain a 3.5 GPA in the college diploma or certificate program for ZELL MILLER GRANT (full tuition).