The HOPE Grant program administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission is
available to qualified Georgia residents who are enrolled in a diploma or technical
certificate program. Students are not required to graduate from high school with
a specific grade point average. However, students are required to have a minimum
postsecondary cumulative grade point average of 2.00 at designated checkpoints.
The HOPE Grant award amount at a public college covers a percentage of the tuition
and is determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission based on projected lottery
revenues and expenditures. The HOPE award amount is subject to change each year.
Income is not a consideration in determining eligibility for the HOPE Grant. All
applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). It is recommended that students file their FAFSA at least four to six weeks
prior to the date the funds will be needed for registration. The application is
available on line at: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Students who do not wish to be considered for federal student aid may complete an
application for HOPE and State Aid Program funding. Click here for instructions for completing the HOPE application.
This application may be completed electronically at: https://www.gafutures.org/.