Application Procedure and Deadline for the HOPE Scholarship
Students have two options when applying for the HOPE Scholarship:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or,
- 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.
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.