How to Apply for HOPE / State Aid Programs

All applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is recommended that students file their FAFSA at least four to six weeks prior to the date the funds will be needed for registration. The application is available on line at:

Students who do not wish to be considered for federal student aid may complete an application for HOPE Grant/Scholarship funding. Click here for instructions for completing the HOPE application. This application may be completed electronically at: This electronic application will speed up the approval process, assuming that all eligibility requirements have been met. Students who decide not to apply electronically can download and print a paper application from the GSFC web site. This paper application must be mailed to GSFC for processing:

Georgia Student Finance Commission

2082 East Exchange Place

Tucker, GA 30084

All HOPE and State Aid Program regulations are available at