If you think you may be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, please read the below instructions and information:
Complete a GSFAPP on www.GAcollege411.org
Print off a HOPE Eligibility Review Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office to be evaluated.
You must have the required GPA minimum for eligibility at the most recent Checkpoint: 30, 60 or 90 attempted semester hours (all degree program courses from all institutions attended are calculated) and maintained the minimum GPA through the End-of-Spring Checkpoints.
“W” and “WF”s are calculated in your total attempted semester hours.
All Final Official Transcripts from all institutions attended must be received and include grades for all courses taken. (Any classes showing In Progress on a transcript will not be evaluated and will delay your evaluation).
You MUST be deemed a Final HOPE Scholar by the state (Georgia Student Finance Commission) based on your High School Transcripts. Our Office does not determine your eligibility. You DO NOT have to submit a HOPE Eligibility Review Form. If you believe you are eligible and you are not showing as eligible on your CHECK MY AID STATUS link in SCORE, or you do not see your HOPE award, please click here to contact our office.
If you are requesting HOPE at GHC you need to complete the HOPE Eligibility Review Form and submit the completed form to the Financial Aid Office. All final transcripts must be received by Admissions and evaluated by the Registrars Office. Students who are transferring to GHC should be prepared to pay in advance and be reimbursed once eligibility is determined.
If you are a GHC student attending another institution as a Transient Student; complete the HOPE Transient Form and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid. Our office will process accordingly and send a HOPE Transient Certification to the Host Institution indicated on the form.
As a Transient Student visiting Georgia Highlands College, your Home Institution submit a HOPE Transient Certificate to us through the state website in order for us to award any HOPE/Zell funds.
Home Schooled Students
Any Home Schooled student seeking HOPE must completed 30 attempted semester hours first. Once you meet 30 attempted semester hours, you must submit a final transcript to GSFC to be evaluated and approved for retroactive pay for the first 30 hours.
To receive the HOPE Scholarship for future semesters after the first 30 attempted semester hours. Please complete the HOPE Eligibility Review Form.