Georgia Student Finance Commission

Application Procedure and Deadline for the HOPE Scholarship

HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships

Application Procedure and Deadline for the HOPE Scholarship

Complete FAFSA

Application Procedure

Students have two options when applying for the HOPE Scholarship:

Complete GSFAPPS

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or,
  2. Complete the online Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPPS) or printable paper GSFAPPS application.

Note: The FAFSA must be completed each year. The GSFAPPS remains valid for 10 years.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is the last day of the school term or a student's withdrawal date, whichever occurs first. It is recommended that you submit your HOPE scholarship application as early as possible; the earlier you apply, the earlier the funds are disbursed to your school and credited to your account.

Note: Additional college-specific application and deadline requirements may be required. Check with your postsecondary institution.

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