Eligibility for the Georgia College Completion Grant
To be eligible to apply for a Georgia College Completion Grant, a student must:
- Meet U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements;
- Meet the postsecondary institutions Georgia Residency requirements;
- Be enrolled at an eligible USG, TCSG or eligible private non-profit college or university in Georgia;
- Be enrolled in an associate degree or bachelor’s degree (undergraduate major) or a certificate or diploma program of study;
- Males must meet federal Selective Service registration requirements, per Georgia state law. The requirement to register applies to males who were born on or after January 1, 1960, are at least 18, are citizens or eligible non-citizens who came to the United States prior to age 26;
- Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990, O.C.G.A. §20-1-20, et seq.
- Have completed at least eighty (80) percent or more of credit requirements of an eligible undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate major or program of study.
- Have a financial aid gap constituting an outstanding balance with the institution for Direct Costs.
Note: Direct Costs are educational costs that are institutional charges incurred by the student and must be paid directly to the postsecondary institution. Educational costs considered direct costs vary at institutions, and may include, but is not limited to, tuition and mandatory and/or course related fees, books and supplies, room and board, meal plans, etc. Charges or fines such as parking tickets, library fines, or late fees are not considered direct educational costs.
Eligible postsecondary institutions determine eligibility and awards for eligible students that have applied for the grant at their institution. The Institution has the authority to set additional application and eligibility requirements. Awards are based on eligibility and availability of allocated funds at the eligible institution.