5.10. Financial Aid: State Assistance for Undergraduate Students (TU and ADP)

HOPE Scholarships of $2,028 (12 semester hours or more) and $1,014 (6-11 semester hours) per semester are available to:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents who also reside in Georgia , and who
  • graduated from an eligible high school within the past seven years, with at least a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in specific core curriculum classes while fulfilling Georgia’s published Academic Rigor Requirements.

The applicant must be a Georgia resident for at least one year prior to attendance at any college or university in Georgia. Students entering the HOPE Scholarship program for the first time after attempting 30 or 60 semester hours should be aware that their grade-point average is calculated to include all attempted hours taken after high school graduation. Recipients of the scholarship are required to maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average (GPA) for reinstatement. Consideration for the scholarship ends once a student has attempted 127 hours of college coursework. Recipients who lose the scholarship through low GPA will have only one opportunity to regain the award. Applicants for the program must complete the online application called GSFAPPS online at www.gafutures.org. For more information, contact the HOPE Scholarship Program at 770-724-9000 or 1-800-505-GSFC or Oglethorpe’s enrollment services area.

Zell Miller Scholarships of $2,240 (12 semester hours or more) and $1,120 (6–11 semester hours) per semester are available to:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents who also reside in Georgia, and who
  • graduated from an eligible high school within the past seven years with at least a 3.7 grade-point average (GPA) in specific core curriculum classes while fulfilling Georgia’s published Academic Rigor Requirements, and who
  • earned a minimum ACT score of 26 or a minimum SAT score of 1200 (math and verbal combined), achieved in one sitting.

The applicant must be a Georgia resident for at least one year prior to attendance at any college or university in Georgia. Recipients of the Zell Miller Scholarship are required to maintain a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average in college courses. Consideration for the scholarship ends once a student has attempted 127 hours of college coursework. Recipients who lose the scholarship through low GPA will have only one opportunity to regain the award. Applicants for the program must complete the online application called GSFAPPS online at www.gafutures.org. For more information, contact the Zell Miller Scholarship Program at 770-724-9000 or 1-800-505-GSFC or Oglethorpe’s enrollment services area.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grants (GTEG) are available to:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents who also reside in Georgia, and who
  • are full-time, degree-seeking students at Oglethorpe who have attempted less than 127 cumulative college hours.

The program was established by an act of the 1971 Georgia General Assembly. The GTEG program helps to “promote the private segment of higher education in Georgia by providing non-repayable grant aid to Georgia residents who attend eligible independent colleges and universities in Georgia.” All students must complete an application online called GSFAPPS at www.gafutures.org and may be required to submit additional eligibility information to Oglethorpe. The amount of the award is determined annually (and is currently $475 per semester). Financial need is not a factor in determining eligibility.