FAQ: When Do You Know You Got The Hope Scholarship?

How do I know if I have the HOPE Scholarship?

The new My College HOPE Profile feature on GAfutures allows you to check your academic eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Grant or Zell Miller Grant while in college. Your college provides GSFC with the academic transcript information used to determine your academic eligibility.

How do I check my hope status?

You may view your HOPE GPA calculation by logging into your account at www.gafutures.org. The GA Futures website provides a guide and FAQ for tracking your HOPE/Zell Miller academic eligibility.

How do you know if you get Zell Miller?

Students can check their status for the Zell Miller Scholarship by checking their HOPE GPA. Students will only be awarded the Zell Miller Scholarship after KSU receives confirmation of their status from GSFC. You may view your HOPE GPA calculation by logging into your account at www.gafutures.org.

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How do you lose HOPE Scholarship?

Your full-time (12+ hours) or part-time (6–11 hours) enrollment status, as of the institution’s census date, is the enrollment status you must maintain throughout the semester. Dropping a course(s) without a documented medical or personal reason may cause you to permanently lose your HOPE Scholarship eligibility.

How long does HOPE Scholarship last?

Expiration Date for the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships Eligibility for the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships expires 10 years after the student’s high school graduation date for students who receive their first disbursement of the scholarship Summer semester 2019 or later.

How much does HOPE Scholarship pay per semester?

For 2020-2021, the HOPE Scholarship pays a maximum of $7,680 for two semesters of enrollment in 15 HOPE eligible credits per term. Actual payment amounts for HOPE will be pro-rated down for students enrolled in fewer than 15 eligible hours.

Does HOPE Scholarship pay for housing?

HOPE does not cover fees, books or housing. Zell Miller Scholarship, like HOPE is funded by the Georgia Lottery for education and is for eligible Georgia residents who graduated from a HOPE-approved high school.

How many credit hours does HOPE Scholarship cover?

Students that meet all eligibility requirements and are attending an eligible public college or university receive a HOPE Scholarship award amount, to be applied toward standard undergraduate tuition, up to a maximum of 15 hours, for the specific number of hours enrolled, whether full time or part time.

What is the HOPE Scholarship?

The HOPE Program (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) created in 1993 under the supervision of Georgia Governor Zell Miller, is Georgia’s scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and

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What are the HOPE Scholarship requirements?

A HOPE Scholarship recipient must graduate from high school with a minimum 3.00 grade point average (as calculated by GSFC) and maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative postsecondary grade point average to remain eligible.

Can you go from hope to Zell Miller?

Students may get awarded Zell Miller or HOPE Scholarship, but not both.

HOW IS HOPE Scholarship GPA calculated?

Step 1: Your Hope GPA is calculated by adding up all the grade points you have earned, and dividing by the total amount of credit hours earned.

Is Hope Scholarship refundable?

The Hope Scholarship provides a federal income tax credit of up to $2,500 (40% refundable) per student based on the first $4,000 in postsecondary tuition, fees and course materials paid by the taxpayer during the tax year.

Do you have to pay HOPE scholarship back?

If you withdraw from ALL of your classes any time after classes begin, the hours are counted as Attempted – and Paid-Hours, and you do not have to “pay back” earned HOPE funds. Please check to see if you owe a balance, if adjustments are made.

Can you get hope back after losing it?

Academic Achievement Option – If you lost the HOPE Scholarship at a previous checkpoint (24, 48, 72 hours), then you can request to regain the scholarship, if at the next 24-hour checkpoint (48, 72, 96 hours) you have the minimum required GPA. Click here to review minimum GPA requirements.