Georgia Student Finance Commission

Help 

Eligibility for the HOPE GED Grant

HOPE & Zell Miller Grants

Eligibility for the HOPE GED Grant

To receive the HOPE GED Grant, students must:

  1. Receive a GED diploma from the Technical College System of Georgia;
  2. Meet HOPE's U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements;
  3. Meet HOPE's Georgia residency requirements;
  4. Enroll at an eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia;
  5. Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements;
  6. Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990. A student may be ineligible for HOPE payment if he or she has been convicted for committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or dangerous drugs;
  7. Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program.