Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

HOPE Scholarship and HOPE Grant (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally)

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Financial Aid Programs

The HOPE Scholarship and HOPE Grant were established to help deserving students cover a portion of their tuition each semester. HOPE is awarded according to the Georgia Student Finance Commission guidelines. There is no minimum number of hours of enrollment required, unless the student is reaching the Paid Hours Limit during a term of attendance. HOPE Grant is capped at 63 semester hours, while HOPE Scholarship is capped at 127 paid hours. Students must meet all eligibility requirements for State Student Aid Programs.

HOPE funds cannot be applied to coursework exempted by examination.

A transient student is eligible to receive a HOPE payment if all other eligibility requirements have been met. Both the home and the host institution must be eligible Georgia institutions participating in the HOPE program. The host institution awards HOPE funds to the transient student based on certification of eligibility from the home institution.