Georgia Student Finance Commission

COVID-19: Update


COVID-19: Update

Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) remains open for business with minimal disruption of service to our customers. As we continue our commitment to the safety and well-being of our employees, and you as our customer, our offices are limiting in-person interactions as much as possible to practice social distancing.  

HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Information

SAT and ACT cancellations: GSFC’s Board of Commissioners voted earlier this year to extend the deadline for the Class of 2020 (high school and home study) to submit qualifying test scores for the Zell Miller Scholarship until December 30, 2020, because of test cancellations resulting from COVID-19. Learn more

Given the ongoing cancellations of SAT and ACT testing, the Georgia Student Finance Commission is considering options for administrative and statutory changes to further support students during this time. Class of 2020 and 2021:  Please continue to check back here for additional updates in the coming days.

High School HOPE/Zell Miller GPA Calculation: For the class of 2020, information is provided about how grades including a Pass/Fail option are used in the High School HOPE GPA Calculation.  Learn more

College HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship Calculation: information is provided about how grades, including a Pass/Fail option, are used in the college level HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship Calculations.  Learn more 

Financial Aid and FAFSA Events

The Fall schedule for the GSFC Outreach team can be found here. You may also schedule an individual appointment -  Find your designated representative according to your county of residence to schedule an appointment.

Student Borrowers

Borrowers of one of the state student loan programs administered by GSFA whose income and employment has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) may contact GSFA to discuss deferment or forbearance options. E-mail us at:

We encourage students, parents, and colleagues at high schools and postsecondary institutions to review the GAfutures website for additional information and connect with us via phone 800-505-4732 or email:


Dual Enrollment - Application Assistance 
Program Administration and Regulations
Origination & Disbursements
Loan Servicing
Grant & Scholarship Documents/Submitting SAT or ACT test scores
Outreach (Financial Aid Events)

Stay informed

For news and updates related to GSFC and GAfutures, be sure to follow our social media accounts and visit our websites: and We will also send out communications, such as our Dear Colleague Letters and School Updates, with important updates and information. You can also follow and interact with GAfutures on Facebook and Twitter.