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HOPE Changes

HOPE Scholarship Changes - Effective Fall Semester 2011

  • Eliminated full payment of tuition
  • Percentage for academic year 2011-2012 will be approximately 90% of the standard tuition rate charged in 2010-2011. Actual HOPE payments will be based on a “per credit hour” rate of $128.22 or your actual matriculation charge whichever is less.
  • Eliminated Book Allowances
  • Eliminated payment of Mandatory Fees
  • Remedial classes are not covered by the HOPE scholarship.
  • Eligible students can continue to receive HOPE scholarship until they have attempted a maximum of 127 semester hours. The student can be paid ONLY for the hours up to the Attempted-Hours or Combined Paid-Hours limit. Example: Student has 120 attempted hours and enrolled in 9 hours for semester. Payment will only be made for 7 hours.
  • Students may lose and regain HOPE or the Zell Miller scholarship one time.
  • Students must use their HOPE Scholarship within 7 years of graduating from high school.
    • Students that receive HOPE Scholarship for the first time during Summer 2011 or later have 7 years from the date of high school graduation to receive HOPE.
    • Students that receive HOPE Scholarship for at least one semester prior to Summer 2011 will have until June 30, 2015 to receive HOPE.
    • Students have until June 30th of the 7th academic year following the date of high school graduation or equivalent (home school graduation or GED test date) to receive HOPE.
    • Students who were on Military Active Duty during their seven years can request that their time be extended the equivalent of the length of their active duty. Student must submit form and documentation to GSFC for approval (to be posted on the GSFC website soon).

HOPE Grant Changes - Effective Fall Semester 2011

(HOPE Grant is only for certificate or diploma programs.)

  • Eliminated full payment of tuition
  • Percentage for academic year 2011-2012 will be approximately 90% of the standard tuition rate charged in 2010-2011. Actual HOPE payments will be based on a “per credit hour” rate of $128.22 or your actual matriculation charge whichever is less.
  • Eliminated Book Allowances
  • Eliminated payment of Mandatory Fees
  • Students can not have obtained a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent.
  • Implemented a GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher at the 30th and 60th hour checkpoints.

NEW - Zell Miller Scholarship Program Implemented Fall Semester 2011