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HOPE Scholarship
Georgia 's HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement throughout high school and/or while in college. The scholarship provides funds to address many of the costs associated with tuition, fees and books for students who are pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree in Georgia's colleges and universities.


Eligibility for HOPE Scholarship:

  • Student must have graduated from an eligible high school with a “B” average, as defined by the HOPE program, or have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average at the college level at specific credit-hour checkpoints.
  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student
  • Meet HOPE’s Georgia residency requirements
  • Meet HOPE’s U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements
  • Be in compliance with Selective service registration requirements
  • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990
  • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress

For a complete overview of the HOPE Scholarship program regulations please visit http://www.gacollege411.org/.

Applying for the HOPE Scholarship as an Incoming Freshman:

   Apply now 

 

Applying for the HOPE Scholarship as a Transfer Student or Non-Traditional Freshman:      

Complete the GSFAPPS.

Complete the HOPE inquiry form (form #9) and submit it to the Financial Aid office.

Applying for the HOPE Scholarship as a Continuing UWG Student:

Complete the GSFAPPS

Complete the HOPE inquiry form (form #9) and submit it to the Financial Aid office.

A HOPE Eligible student:

  •  will receive about 90% of the set tuition rates at UWG up to a maximum of 15 credit hours.

 

HOPE Checkpoints:
HOPE eligible students must maintain a HOPE grade point average of 3.0 and will be checked at:

  • 30 attempted hours,
  • 60 attempted hours,
  • 90 attempted hours and
  • End of every spring semester

Hope eligibility can be lost at the end of spring checkpoint in addition to the attempted hour checkpoints. It can only be gained at the attempted hour checkpoints . If you believe you have gained or regained HOPE eligibility and are at an attempted hour checkpoint please follow the directions above for applying for HOPE as a continuing UWG student.


HOPE GPA:
The HOPE GPA includes all coursework completed after high school graduation including:

  • learning support courses
  • remedial courses
  • independent study courses
  • repeated courses (if a grade was “forgiven” by UWG it is still included in the HOPE GPA)

UWG students who have completed at least one semester can view their HOPE GPA through their Secure BanWeb account under Student Services, Financial Aid, HOPE Eligibility.

HOPE Limits:

  • A student is ineligible to receive the HOPE scholarship if the student has attempted 127 semester hours of college degree credit, regardless of whether or not HOPE funds were received while earning the degree; or
  • A student has received payment from any combination of HOPE Scholarship, Hope Grant and Accel Program funds totaling 127 semester hours; or
  • A student earned a baccalaureate (four-year) college degree, regardless of whether or not HOPE funds were received while earning the degree.

 



Georgia’s Hero Scholarship
Georgia ’s Hero Scholarship was created to provide educational scholarship assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones and the children and the surviving spouses of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves.


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