Here, you will find information about the state aid programs that fall under the HOPE Program. These programs offered* at the University of West Georgia are the HOPE Scholarship, the Zell Miller Scholarship, and Accel. Use the navigation tree below to find more information about these programs.

Applying for HOPE Programs

To apply for HOPE and Zell Miller, complete either:

  • 2016-2017 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. This will apply for HOPE/Zell Miller, Direct student loans, Pell Grant, and Federal Work Study. The FAFSA fulfills the application requirement for one aid year (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017) and must be renewed every year to continue to receive HOPE Program and federal student aid funds.
  • GSFAPPS at www.gacollege411.org. This will apply for HOPE/Zell Miller only. To receive federal student aid, a FAFSA is required. A GSFAPPS only needs to be completed once.
NOTE: Georgia Student Finance Commission will transition student portal access from GA College 411 to "GA Futures" in August 2015. The GA College 411 website will be deactivated and replaced with "GA Futures". We will provide the new link once the transition is complete.

You must enter the University of West Georgia's school code (001601) for either the FAFSA or GSFAPPS for us to receive that application. Additional inquiries about applying can be directed to HOPEINQ@westga.edu.

HOPE Scholarship General Information

The HOPE Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia, maintain a 3.0 HOPE GPA, and meet UWG'S academic progress rules. A student that did not graduate high school as eligible for the HOPE Scholarship can gain eligibility at specified checkpoints (see chart below).

Zell Miller Scholarship General Information

The Zell Miller Scholarship is awarded to only incoming freshmen who are residents of Georgia, graduated from high school with at least a 3.7 GPA, received either a 1200 SAT or 26 ACT score in one sitting before graduating high school, and maintain a 3.3 GPA in college. A student that has lost Zell Miller eligibility can regain eligibility at specified checkpoints (see chart below).

HOPE and Zell Miller Award Amounts

2015-2016 (Fall 2015 - Summer 2016)

 

UWG HOPE Scholarship Award Amounts Aid Year 2015-16

IF YOU ARE TAKING YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS HOPE WILL PAY
1 Hour $174.20 $152
2 Hours $348.40 $304
3 Hours $522.60 $456
4 Hours $696.80 $608
5 Hours $871.00 $760
6 Hours $1,045.20 $912
7 Hours $1,219.40 $1,064
8 Hours $1,393.60 $1,216
9 Hours $1,567.80 $1,368
10 Hours $1,742.00 $1,520
11 Hours $1,916.20 $1,672
12 Hours $2,090.40 $1,824
13 Hours $2,264.60 $1,976
14 Hours $2,438.80 $2,128
15 Hours $2,613.00 $2,280
  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 1 Hour
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $174.20
    HOPE WILL PAY: $152

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 2 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $348.40
    HOPE WILL PAY: $304

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 3 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $522.60
    HOPE WILL PAY: $456

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 4 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $696.80
    HOPE WILL PAY: $608

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 5 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $871.00
    HOPE WILL PAY: $760

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 6 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,045.20
    HOPE WILL PAY: $912

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 7 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,219.40
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,064

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 8 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,393.60
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,216

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 9 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,567.80
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,368

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 10 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,742.00
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,520

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 11 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,916.20
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,672

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 12 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,090.40
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,824

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 13 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,264.60
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,976

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 14 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,438.80
    HOPE WILL PAY: $2,128

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 15 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,613.00
    HOPE WILL PAY: $2,280

UWG Zell Miller Scholarship Award Amounts Aid Year 2015-16

IF YOU ARE TAKING YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS
1 Hour $174.20
2 Hours $348.40
3 Hours $522.60
4 Hours $696.80
5 Hours $871.00
6 Hours $1,045.20
7 Hours $1,219.40
8 Hours $1,393.60
9 Hours $1,567.80
10 Hours $1,742.00
11 Hours $1,916.20
12 Hours $2,090.40
13 Hours $2,264.60
14 Hours $2,438.80
15 Hours $2,613.00
  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 1 Hour
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $174.20

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 2 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $348.40

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 3 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $522.60

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 4 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $696.80

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 5 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $871.00

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 6 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,045.20

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 7 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,219.40

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 8 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,393.60

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 9 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,567.80

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 10 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,742.00

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 11 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,916.20

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 12 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,090.40

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 13 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,264.60

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 14 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,438.80

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 15 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,613.00

HOPE and Zell Miller Award Amounts

2016-2017 (Fall 2016 - Summer 2017)

 

UWG HOPE Scholarship Award Amounts Aid Year 2016-17

IF YOU ARE TAKING YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS HOPE WILL PAY
1 Hour $174.20 $152
2 Hours $348.40 $304
3 Hours $522.60 $456
4 Hours $696.80 $608
5 Hours $871.00 $760
6 Hours $1,045.20 $912
7 Hours $1,219.40 $1,064
8 Hours $1,393.60 $1,216
9 Hours $1,567.80 $1,368
10 Hours $1,742.00 $1,520
11 Hours $1,916.20 $1,672
12 Hours $2,090.40 $1,824
13 Hours $2,264.60 $1,976
14 Hours $2,438.80 $2,128
15 Hours $2,613.00 $2,280
  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 1 Hour
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $174.20
    HOPE WILL PAY: $152

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 2 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $348.40
    HOPE WILL PAY: $304

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 3 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $522.60
    HOPE WILL PAY: $456

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 4 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $696.80
    HOPE WILL PAY: $608

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 5 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $871.00
    HOPE WILL PAY: $760

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 6 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,045.20
    HOPE WILL PAY: $912

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 7 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,219.40
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,064

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 8 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,393.60
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,216

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 9 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,567.80
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,368

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 10 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,742.00
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,520

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 11 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,916.20
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,672

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 12 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,090.40
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,824

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 13 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,264.60
    HOPE WILL PAY: $1,976

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 14 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,438.80
    HOPE WILL PAY: $2,128

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 15 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,613.00
    HOPE WILL PAY: $2,280

UWG Zell Miller Scholarship Award Amounts Aid Year 2016-17

IF YOU ARE TAKING YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS
1 Hour $174.20
2 Hours $348.40
3 Hours $522.60
4 Hours $696.80
5 Hours $871.00
6 Hours $1,045.20
7 Hours $1,219.40
8 Hours $1,393.60
9 Hours $1,567.80
10 Hours $1,742.00
11 Hours $1,916.20
12 Hours $2,090.40
13 Hours $2,264.60
14 Hours $2,438.80
15 Hours $2,613.00
  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 1 Hour
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $174.20

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 2 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $348.40

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 3 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $522.60

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 4 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $696.80

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 5 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $871.00

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 6 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,045.20

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 7 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,219.40

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 8 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,393.60

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 9 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,567.80

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 10 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,742.00

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 11 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $1,916.20

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 12 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,090.40

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 13 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,264.60

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 14 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,438.80

  • IF YOU ARE TAKING: 15 Hours
    YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: $2,613.00

Checkpoints for HOPE and Zell Miller Eligibility

HOPE Check Points

How Eligibility is Determined - HOPE GPA and Attempted Hours

What is a HOPE GPA?

Your initial eligibility is determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission** based on your high school HOPE GPA. However, after your first term of enrollment in college, your eligibility for HOPE or Zell Miller depends on your college HOPE GPA.This is not necessarily the same as your GPA on WolfWatch! All the grades you earn from all colleges after high school graduation (your dual enrollment classes will not be included), except for grades of W, S, U, and I, are used to calculate your HOPE GPA.

What is an Attempted Hour?

Attempted Hours are used to determine your HOPE checkpoints, NOT your HOPE GPA. If you begin the class, it will count as attempted hours, even if you withdraw from it. Classes taken prior to high school graduation (such as dual enrollment) do NOT count as Attempted Hours. Classes taken at other colleges will also count as Attempted Hours. You can find your Attempted Hours and HOPE GPA by logging into Banweb and viewing the "HOPE Eligibility Status" tool.

Hope Requirements

Move on When Ready Program - General Information

The Move on When Ready program offers funding for high school students that are enrolled in college courses. Further information about utilizing the Move on When Ready program and the costs associated with dual enrollment can be obtained by contacting April Wood at awood@westga.edu in the Office of First Year Experience.

Additional State Aid Program Resources

HOPE Program Regulations: http://gsfc.georgia.gov/regulations-2015-2016
GA College 411: www.gacollege411.org

* Two other state programs offered are the HERO Scholarship and Public Safety Grant. These are limited to specific students through an additional application process, based on Georgia National Guard or Georgia Public Safety involvement. More information available at www.gacollege411.org. The HOPE Grant and Zell Miller Grant are not offered at UWG.

** The Georgia Student Finance Commission determines high school student eligibility from the student's GPA, fulfillment of academic rigor requirements, and achievement of test scores. UWG only determines that the student is an eligible US citizen and GA resident, and that the application requirement in met. Questions or issues regarding high school graduate eligibility should be directed to 1-800-505-4732 (GSFC).

*** Academic Rigor Requirements and their fulfillment are determined solely by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. For more information about rigor requirements, please view page 10 of the HOPE Scholarship Regulations. Rigor requirements do not need to be met if seeking to gain HOPE Scholarship AFTER high school graduation for the first time.