GAfutures is Coming: What You Need to Know

We are currently transitioning to our new website – GAfutures.org.

All of our systems are down.

As of 5 p.m., July 20, GAcollege411 is no longer available. Account access, content, applications and other functionalities associated with GAcollege411 will be temporarily unavailable until Tuesday, July 26 when GAfutures goes live. If you need to access any of our information, applications or other services during this time, refer to the questions below for alternate solutions.   

Q. Where can I find information on Georgia’s state aid programs and regulations (HOPE, SAL, REACH)?

A. You can find all GSFC-administered programs and their regulations here.

Q. How can I get a copy of my transcript during the transition?

A. Contact your high school or postsecondary institution directly. Also, instructions on how to retrieve a copy of your transcript can often be found on the High School or College website.

Q. Where can I find information about financial aid resources during the transition period?

A. State Financial Aid Resources – GSFC.org provides detailed information for all state-administered financial aid resources.

Federal Financial Aid Resources- Studentaid.gov is the official website for financial aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Q. If I submitted my college application through GAcollege411 before July 20 at 5 p.m. but the school does not download it before GAfutures comes up, will I have to reapply?

A. No. The college will be able to download your application on July 26, 2016 once the transition has been completed.

Q. Can I still apply to USG or TCSG institutions during the transition?

A. Most of the applications available through GAcollege411 have deadlines that have expired prior to July 20. If you have to complete an application during the transition (July 20 – July 25), contact the institution’s admissions office for alternatives.

Q. How do I request a financial aid event (workshop, presentation or meeting) for my school or organization?

A. GSFC Outreach Representatives are available throughout the state and can be reached at 1.800.505.4732. Event requests can also be made via email.

K-12 and Postsecondary Customers

In order to minimize disruption as we transition to GAfutures, below are some guidelines to help you prepare.

  • For schools currently using GAcollege411 for their BRIDGE/CCRPI activities, the reporting process will remain the same for the remainder of the current 2015 – 2016 school year. It is recommended, however, that individual schools save any reports or data associated with state requirements currently stored on GAcollege411. This information will not be a part of GAfutures and will no longer be available after July 20 at 5 p.m. EST. 
  • Complete reviews and verifications of HOPE GPA calculations for high school seniors before July 15. GPA calculation processing will stop at this time then resume once GAfutures is live July 26.
  • The final date for schools to release and download transcripts from GAcollege411 to a postsecondary institution for admissions processing will be July 20 at 5 p.m. EST. Beginning July 26, high schools will access STARS through GAfutures to release transcripts to postsecondary institutions for admissions processing.
  • During the transition to GAfutures, all GSFC program applications will be temporarily unavailable. This includes GSFApps, Move On When Ready (MOWR), the Student Access Loan (SAL) program applications and other program specific applications. Once GAfutures is online July 26, any incomplete GSFC program applications can be accessed, completed and submitted.
  • For a quicker and easier transition, create any new SURFER/STARS user accounts before July 20

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FAQs: Administrative Users (K-12 and Postsecondary) 

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Students, Parents and General Users

With the launch of GAfutures, students, parents and all Georgians will have access to extensive college and scholarship searches, important information about the state financial aid programs and services available through GSFC, as well as other tools and resources to help them plan for college. Below are guidelines to keep in mind as GAcollege411 is phased out and GAfutures is launched.

  • Be sure to request your high school transcript prior to July 15.
  • There will be no access to any of the information, applications or functionalities on GAcollege411 after July 20 at 5 p.m. EST.
  • During the transition to GAfutures, all GSFC program applications will be temporarily unavailable. This includes GSFApps, Move On When Ready (MOWR), the Student Access Loan (SAL) program applications and other program specific applications. Once GAfutures is online July 26, any incomplete GSFC program applications can be accessed, completed and submitted.
  • If you are applying for college admissions through GAcollege411, you should complete and submit your application prior to July 20 at 5 p.m. EST. Incomplete, unsubmitted applications will not be retained by our systems. Once GAfutures is available July 26, you will be able to start, complete and submit a new application.

Additional Information:

FAQs: Students, Parents and General Users

Last Updated: 7/14/2016