The Georgia Student Finance Commission administers programs for eligible Georgia students. More information is available on the GSFC website at gafutures.org.
Georgia Student Access Loan
The Georgia Student Finance Commission offers a 1 percent interest loan to Georgia students who have exhausted all other means of financial assistance. Students must apply for this loan and be selected via a lottery system through the Georgia Student Finance Commission and must graduate from an eligible high school with a grade point average of least 2.5. Complete information is available at gafutures.org.
Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) (nonrepayable funds)
The Georgia Student Finance Commission administers the GTEG aid program for resident students attending eligible private colleges in Georgia, such as SCAD. The program is restricted to full-time undergraduate students who are Georgia residents and who are seeking their first undergraduate degree. Personal or family income is not a factor for eligibility. All Georgia residents attending SCAD should apply for the GTEG. Complete information is available at gafutures.org.
Georgia Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally Scholarship (HOPE) (nonrepayable funds)
The Georgia Student Finance Commission offers the HOPE scholarship program to Georgia students who graduated from an eligible high school and who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher as determined by Georgia state guidelines. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (reviewed periodically throughout the academic year in accordance with program rules) for eligibility. Complete information is available at gafutures.org.
Zell Miller Scholarship
The Georgia Student Financial Commission offers the Zell Miller Scholarship program to Georgia students who graduated from an eligible high school, who have a grade point average of at least 3.7 as determined by Georgia state guidelines, and who have achieved a combined critical reading and math score of at least 1200 on the SAT or a composite score of at least 26 on the ACT. Student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 (reviewed periodically throughout the academic year in accordance with program rules) for eligibility. Complete information is available at gafutures.org.
Financial aid funding is considered estimated and is subject to change until confirmed by the funding entity or until funds are received.
Applying for Georgia Aid
Georgia resident students should apply for the HOPE Scholarship, the Zell Miller Scholarship and the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) by visiting gafutures.org and completing the Georgia Scholarship/Grant Application (GSFAPPS).
Once on the gafutures.org website, access the GSFAPPS using the following instructions:
- Select the blue "HOPE & State Aid Programs" tab in the top menu bar.
- Under the "HOPE & State Aid Programs" header, select the first option titled "State Aid Applications."
- Select the "GSFAPPS" link under State Program Applications list.
- Log in with your STARS/SURFER account or create a new GAfutures account. (To create a new account, you may need to provide information such as your name, social security number and Georgia Testing Identification, or GTID, as provided by your high school.)
- Once logged in, select the "Apply Online Now" link.
- Click "Submit New Application."
- When asked which program you wish to apply for, select the option for "Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG)/HOPE Scholarship for Private Institution."
- Follow the instructions and complete the form by clicking "Submit" on the final page.
The GSFAPPS should be completed as early as possible so any financial aid eligibility can be determined.