Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

HOPE Scholarship

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The HOPE Scholarship is funded by the Georgia lottery. The HOPE Scholarship covers a percentage of tuition based on a factor rate set by the Georgia Legislature each year for students seeking a degree at a technical college or university. The student must be a 1993 or later high school graduate with a 3.0 GPA in a college preparatory track or a 3.2 GPA in a technical curriculum track to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. A nontraditional student may qualify for the HOPE scholarship after completing 30, 60, or 90 semester credit hours that will transfer to the selected degree program and have maintained a 3.0 GPA. Grade point averages are recalculated at 30, 60, and 90 credit hours, at the end of spring term, and at the end of 3 part-time terms for beginning students. At the time of GPA calculation, the student must have maintained a 3.0 GPA to retain the HOPE Scholarship grant. Recipients must be residents of Georgia for at least twelve (12) consecutive months, or in some cases 24 consecutive months, not be in default of a student loan or overpayment of a grant, and be registered with the Selective Service. The HOPE Scholarship is limited to 127 attempted credit hours.