The State of Georgia provides the HOPE Scholarship to students who have graduated from a Georgia high school since 1993 with a 3.0 GPA in a college preparatory track or a 3.2 GPA in a vocational track. At 30, 60, or 90 attempted hours (including transfer work and GPA), a Georgia resident may gain eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship despite not meeting incoming freshman criteria. Students must complete the GSFAPP application found on the GACollege411.org website.
Students remain eligible if they maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at 30, 60, and 90 attempted semester hours. All HOPE Scholarship recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of each spring term in order to continue their eligibility. Exceptions are freshmen (1st tier) recipients who enrolled in less than 12 hours for each of their first three terms. The scholarship covers 90% of tuition only. Students who have received a GED since July 1, 1993, may be eligible for a one-time award and may gain the HOPE Scholarship once they have attempted 30, 60, or 90 hours.