Georgia Student Finance Commission


Award Amounts

Scholarships and Grants

Award Amounts

Funding and Award Amounts

Funding Cap

  • 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.

New Dual Enrollment funding Program Participants

  • All first-time students effective Summer term 2020 and beyond are subject to the Dual Enrollment Funding Cap.

Previous Dual Enrollment funding Program Participants

  • Students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 18 semester or 28 quarter or less hours, through Spring term 2020, are subject to the Funding Cap. For Summer Term 2020 and later, these students may receive funding for the remaining hours up to the Dual Enrollment Funding Cap of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.
  • Students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 19 semester or 29 quarter or more hours through Spring term 2020, Funding Cap is extended for an additional 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of funding.

Public High School Students Pursuing High School Graduation with Option B

  •  Public high school students deciding to pursue High School Graduation Option B (SB2) beginning Summer term 2020 or after have 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.

 Reaching the Funding Cap

  • Once a Dual Enrollment student reaches the Funding Cap, a student may:
  • Self- Pay for college courses
    • The college may charge the student tuition, fees and books based on credit hours of enrollment not covered by Dual Enrollment funding.
  • If the student is enrolled in an eligible Career Grant certificate or diploma program at a TCSG institution, may qualify for HOPE and Career Grant Bridge funding.
    • HOPE Grant assist with the tuition. Student may have some tuition, fee and book costs. Check with the institution.
  • Upon reaching the Funding Cap, the Eligible Postsecondary Institution may charge Tuition and a prorated portion of the Mandatory Fees and book costs, based on credit hours not covered by Dual Enrollment funding.

Dual Enrollment funding is available up to the student’s high school graduation or home study completion date or the Funding Cap, whichever occurs first. 

Public High School Students pursuing Graduation Option B

  • If the student is enrolled in an eligible certificate or diploma program at a TCSG institution, may qualify for HOPE and Career Grant Bridge funding (depending upon the specific program of enrollment).
    • HOPE Grant assist with the tuition. Student may have some tuition, fee and book costs. Check with the institution.

Other Options

  • Students choosing to enroll in course not on the Dual Enrollment Directory or not eligible for a course on the Directory due to grade level requirements may self-pay
    • The college may charge the student tuition, fees and books based on credit hours of enrollment as other students would be charged.

Award Amounts 

Please review the Dual Enrollment Award Amounts to determine your award amount and contact your college’s financial aid office for details.

The specific Dual Enrollment award amount will vary based on the postsecondary institution and the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled in approved Dual Enrollment courses.

Dual Enrollment Funding Awards

  • The approved award rates to be paid for Tuition, Mandatory Fees and Book costs are annually published and subject to change each year.
  • The award is available for the per term maximum of 15 semester or 12 quarter hours and a maximum of three semesters or four quarters per award year depending upon the student’s eligibility.
  • Postsecondary institutions must waive all mandatory and non-course related fees and cannot charge eligible high school students participating in the Dual Enrollment program additional tuition, mandatory fees or book costs for courses approved for Dual Enrollment funding. 
  • Institutions must provide required textbooks at no cost to participating students for courses approved for Dual Enrollment funding.   If the course textbook and/or course homework delivery method is provided online or online materials are used in lieu of a physical textbook, the institution must provide the access code at no cost to the student for courses approved for Dual Enrollment funding.

Student Responsibility 

  • The postsecondary institution may charge a Dual Enrollment recipient a fine for a lost or damaged book which was loaned to the student, up to $75 or the cost of the book minus the book allowance, whichever is less.
  • If the student chooses to enroll in courses not covered by Dual Enrollment funding, the postsecondary institution may change the student for tuition, books and fees as other students are charged.
  • Upon reaching the Funding Cap, the Eligible Postsecondary Institution may charge Tuition and a prorated portion of the Mandatory Fees and book costs, based on credit hours not covered by Dual Enrollment funding.