You Must Complete a minimum number of hours in college.
An ineligible high school or home study program does not meet the eligible high school or home school requirements.
A student who graduates from an from an ineligible high school or ineligible home study program may receive the HOPE Scholarship retroactively for their freshmen year of college. The student must earn a 3.00 cumulative GPA after attempting 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college credit.
Apply for Hope Before the Deadline
If you are applying for a HOPE Scholarship retroactively for your freshman year of college, you must have an official copy of both your high school/home study program and college transcripts sent to the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Also, be sure to include your current name, former name if applicable, date of birth, current mailing address, and phone number. Submit the official transcripts and documentation to:
Georgia Student Finance Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 100
Tucker, Georgia 30084
You must also complete an application for the HOPE Scholarship by completing either the current year FAFSA or the HOPE application through GSFAPPS. The deadline to apply for the HOPE Scholarship retroactive payment is the last day of the semester or quarter immediately following the semester or quarter in which you reached the 30 semester or 45 quarter attempted-hour point.