Georgia Student Finance Commission


Dual Enrollment funding Program eligibility, effective, Summer term 2020 (FY 2021).

Scholarships and Grants

Dual Enrollment funding Program eligibility, effective, Summer term 2020 (FY 2021).

 

Student Eligibility

  • A student must be enrolled in and physically attending a participating eligible public or private high school in Georgia or an eligible participating home study program in Georgia.
  • A student must be approved, by the participating high school or home study program at which he or she is enrolled, to participate in dual enrollment.
  • Prior to participating in Dual Enrollment, as part of the application process, the student and student’s parent/guardian must complete the Student Participation Agreement (SPA).
  • A student must have completed the admission process and been accepted and approved by the participating postsecondary institution.
  • All postsecondary coursework must be completed prior to high school graduation or home study completion in order to receive Dual Enrollment credit and funding.

 

Grade Level Eligibility

11th & 12th Graders

  • Eligible students may take any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Course Directory, at an eligible participating postsecondary institution (USG, TCSG or private).

10th Graders

  • Eligible students may enroll in approved Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses listed on the Course Directory at a participating TCSG institution only.

 

  • Eligible students who have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or minimum ACT composite score of 26 in a single national test administration, may enroll in any approved courses listed on the Course Directory at a TCSG, USG or private eligible participating postsecondary institution.

 

Note: GSFC must have the required test score(s) on file prior to the student completing the Dual Enrollment funding Application and the high school or home study approving courses.  

 

  • Students that were 9th graders during the 2019-2020 school year and participated in Dual Enrollment during the 2019-2020 (FY 2020) year may enroll as 10th graders in any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Course Directory at an eligible participating postsecondary institution (USG, TCSG or private) for the 2020-2021 year.

 

9th Graders

 

  • Students in the 9th grade are not eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment funding Program.

 

 

Public High School Students pursuing High School Graduation with Option B

 

  • Public high school students, designated by their high school, pursing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) as of Spring term 2020, may enroll in any approved Dual Enrollment courses at a TCSG, USG or private eligible participating postsecondary institution.

 

  • Public high school students, designated by their high school, as pursuing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) starting Summer term 2020 or after are subject to the Funding Cap.

 

Course Retake & Withdrawals

 

  • A student may not receive funding to repeat or retake a course.

 

  • A student is no longer eligible to continue to receive program funding after withdrawing from Dual Enrollment course(s) two (2) times.

 

Funding Cap Eligibility

 

  • The Dual Enrollment Funding Cap is 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.
  • The Funding Cap is a hard cap based on hours paid by the Dual Enrollment funding program for terms of enrollment (as invoiced by the postsecondary institutions).
  • The Funding Cap does not include dual credit coursework attempted and paid by other sources.

 

  • The Dual Enrollment Funding Cap is 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 18 semester or 27 quarter or less hours, through Spring term 2020.

 

  • The Dual Enrollment Funding Cap for students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 19 semester or 29 quarter or more hours, through Spring term 2020, is extended for an additional 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of funding.

 

  • Public high school students, designated by their high school, as pursuing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) starting Summer term 2020 or after are subject to the Funding Cap.

 

  • Public high school students designated by their high school, as pursuing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) as of Spring term 2020, may continue to complete their pathway while participating in the Dual Enrollment funding program and are not subject to the Funding Cap.

 

  • Dual Enrollment funding per term is a maximum of 15 semester or 12 quarter hours and a maximum of three semesters or four quarters per award year based on approved enrollment and available Funding Cap hours.

 

 

Upon reaching the 30 semester or 45 quarter hours program Funding Cap, a student may qualify for HOPE Grant Bridge and HOPE Career Grant funding or may choose to self-pay.