Georgia Student Finance Commission

Eligibility for the REACH Georgia Program

Scholarships and Grants

Eligibility for the REACH Georgia Program

The REACH Program Regulations provide requirements for student eligibility. Eligible students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen for 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes of the spring term of the REACH Scholar’s 7th grade school year.
  • Be enrolled in a REACH Participating School System.
  • Qualify according to the federal income eligibility guidelines.
  • Not have had more than two in-school suspensions during the two semesters or four quarters immediately preceding the spring term of the student’s 7th-grade year.
  • Not have any crime and/or drug convictions.
  • Not be deemed truant (truant: any child who is subject to compulsory attendance and who has more than five (5) days of unexcused absences during the student’s middle school calendar years).
  • Have his/her parents/guardians complete and submit a release of information form, as part of the application process, authorizing the school to provide Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA) information related to the student’s participation in the program.
  • Demonstrate academic promise (grade, attendance and behavior requirements).

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