Understanding Georgia Scholarship/Grant Funds
How do I get evaluated for Georgia scholarship eligibility if I’m homeschooled or go to a non-eligible high school?
You can qualify by completing and submitting the Hope/Zell Miller Scholarship to Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC).
How do I retain my scholarship?
A Georgia GPA (not including pluses or minuses) of 3.0 is required for the HOPE funds and 3.3 for the Zell Miller funds.
When is my Georgia GPA calculated?
You can lose the funds at the end of any spring semester. And you can lose or regain lost funds at the 30, 60 and 90 hour checkpoints.
How long can I receive scholarship funds?
There is a maximum of 127 attempted (includes withdrawn) hours of eligibility for the funds up to 7 years after high school graduation.
Do my dual enrolled hours count toward my maximum number of attempted hours?
No, hours attempted before high school graduation are not counted toward the maximum 127 hours (nor are they counted towards the Georgia GPA).
Can I receive scholarship funds while taking a summer course at another Georgia college?
Yes, you would need to let Covenant College’s Financial Aid Office know to enter your eligibility on GSFC’s website after your spring semester grades are posted. Be sure to request a transcript be sent to Covenant as soon as possible.
Will the summer hours count toward my maximum of 127 attempted hours?
Yes, and keep in mind that your scholarship funds may not post to your account at Covenant until we receive the transcript in order to determine your eligibility for the fall semester.
What is Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant?
It’s a grant based on residency alone and does not require a specific GPA.
How do I apply for the GTEG?
The student completes the one-time application online at GAfutures.org and provides proof of Georgia residency to Covenant College or complete the FAFSA annually.
How do I get my HOPE/Zell Miller funds if I don’t complete the FAFSA?
The student completes the one-time application online at GAfutures.org and provides proof of Georgia residency to Covenant College or you may complete the FAFSA annually.