Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG)
The 2017-2018 amount for the GA Tuition Equalization Grant is $950 for each full-time student who is a legal resident of the state of Georgia and meets ALL other requirements. The semester amounts are as follows: 2017 fall semester – $475, 2018 spring semester – $475.
Student Access Loan (SAL)
The Student Access Loan (SAL) is a loan through the state of Georgia. Eligible students can receive up to $8,000 per year. The loan has a 1 percent fixed interest rate, and requires the student pay $10 a month in keep in touch (KIT) payments. Students can apply for the loan through gafutures.org during times of open enrollment. Selections are on a “first-come” basis, as long as there are remaining state funds, and students are not guaranteed of receiving this loan.
Zell Miller Scholarship
The Zell Miller Scholarship of $4,480 requires a GPA of 3.7, meet rigor requirements, and a 1200 SAT score or a 26 ACT score. Students must be full-time or part-time, be in a degree seeking program and maintain 3.3 GPA at the end of each spring semester and 30, 60 and 90-hour check points. If a student loses the Zell Miller scholarship but is eligible for HOPE they may receive HOPE in its place. After the student attempts 127 credit-hours they will no longer be eligible for Zell Miller scholarship. Full-time students, 12 or more semester hours, will receive $2,240.00 per semester and part-time students, 6 through 11 semester hours will receive $1,120.00 per semester.
Students graduating from an approved GA high school in 1996 or later with a 3.0 GPA and meets rigor requirements may qualify for a HOPE Scholarship of $4,056 per year. Students must be full-time or part-time, be in a degree seeking program, and maintain a 3.0 GPA at the end of each spring semester and at the 30, 60, and 90-hour checkpoints. HOPE can only be earned at the 30, 60, 90-hour checkpoints. After the student attempts 127 credit-hours they will no longer be eligible for HOPE scholarship. HOPE scholarship will not pay for remedial classes, nor will they count toward HOPE attempted hours or HOPE GPA. Full-time students, 12 or more semester hours, will receive $2,028.00 per semester and part-time students, 6 through 11 semester hours, will receive $1,014.00 per semester.