Thinking about college, but can’t afford the costs? Ninety-five percent of GGC’s students receive financial aid. Have you explored your options?

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, volunteer services and financial need. They are designed to reward, encourage and assist students pursuing academic excellence and leadership. Awarded scholarships do not need to be repaid, but may have specific criteria for you to remain eligible (i.e., grade point average, major, etc.).

Grants

Grants are awarded to students who demonstrate a financial need and do not have to be repaid. Complete the appropriate year’s FAFSA to determine your financial eligibility.

Steps to Apply for Scholarships and Grants

  1. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
  2. Log in using your FAFSA ID.
  3. Begin and complete the current-year FAFSA
  4. List GGC's Federal School Code of 041429, OR
  5. Complete a GSFAPPS at GAfutures.org to be considered for HOPE scholarship funds only

Opportunities

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a federally funded program that provides need-based grants to undergraduate students earning their first bachelor's degree. Review information about the Federal Pell Grant and complete an appropriate year’s FAFSA to determine your eligibility. Students receiving the Federal Pell Grant may also be eligible for other types of financial aid.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG is a federally funded program that provides need-based grants to undergraduate students earning their first bachelor's degree. Review information about FSEOG and complete an appropriate year’s FAFSA to determine your eligibility. Students receiving the FSEOG may also be eligible for other types of financial aid.

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HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship

The HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship are merit-based scholarship programs with specific academic and grade point average eligibility requirements. The Georgia Student Finance Commission administers these programs.

Students must complete a current-year FAFSA or the Georgia Student Finance Commission Application (GSFAPPS) to apply for either scholarship. For additional details on HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships, visit GAfutures.org to view program regulations and eligibility criteria.

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GGC Scholarships

GGC Scholarships are Foundation funded scholarships awarded, in part, on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Review individual scholarships for additional eligibility criteria. Complete an appropriate year’s FAFSA and the GGC Scholarship application (after orientation) to determine eligibility .

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