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State Aid

Georgia National Guard (GNG) Service Cancelable Loan (SCL): If eligible, students can use the GNG SCL towards Standard Undergraduate Tuition amount only.  Student must be enrolled at least six hours up to the maximum of 15 hours per term (up to two semesters).  The maximum amount awarded to an eligible student is Tuition for 120 semester hours.  If eligible, please complete the applicant sections of the application and Master Promissory Note, have a Georgia National Guard official to complete Part B of the application and submit to the Office of Financial Aid

Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship Program: If eligible, Georgia HERO Scholarship can provide financial aid to qualifying Georgia National Guard or United States Military Reservists, their spouses, and dependent children who seek a postsecondary education.  The maximum amount awarded to an eligible student is $2000 per award year, and is subject to change during the award year.  The maximum benefit is four award years for a total not to exceed $8000.  If eligible, please complete Part A of the application and submit to the Office of Financial Aid along with the required documents.  

REACH Georgia Scholarship Program: REACH is a needs-based mentoring and scholarship program providing promising students the support to graduate from high school and achieve postsecondary success.  Qualifying REACH Scholars will be awarded a financial scholarship upon graduating from high school.  If eligible out of high school, please be sure to notify Office of Financial Aid regarding eligibility.  To maintain eligibility throughout college, you must 

  • Must be enrolled full-time at an eligible postsecondary institution
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Complete and submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year of college
  • Cannot be in default on a federal or state educational loan or owe refund for a federal or state student financial aid program

District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG): If eligible and awarded, DCTAG can pay the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, up to $5000 per semester, not to exceed $10,000 annually.  Eligible students have up to 6 years or $50,000 (whichever comes first) before the DCTAG funds expire.  DCTAG expires after age 26.  DCTAG does not cover room and board, books nor other college costs beyond tuition.  DCTAG does not pay for mini-terms. 


  • US Citizen or eligible non-citizenship status
  • Attending an eligible institution
  • District of Columbia resident for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the applicants first time in college and maintain continued domicile throughout the applicant’s college matriculation (under age 24)
  • Not in defaulted status with federal student loans
  • High school graduate/GED
  • Accepted for enrollment in, working towards, a first undergraduate degree; at least half-time registered; regular degree seeking student
  • Hasn’t earned or received a bachelor’s degree; not a professional or graduate-level degree candidate
  • Meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • 26 years of age or younger
  • In compliance with DCTAG maximum income thresholds.

Process for Students