GSFC is proud of its long history of helping students access higher education by providing financial aid options and programs to make college more affordable. 

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As the state’s single education finance agency, our mission is to promote and increase access to education for Georgians. We accomplish this through being a premier provider of student financial aid and educational services.

Last year, more than 200,000 students benefited from $800 million in state financial aid programs.

Program Regulations

Learn more about the programs administered by Georgia Student Finance Commission and Georgia Student Finance Authority.


The HOPE program provides scholarships and grants for educational programs beyond high school. For more information on eligibility requirements, program applications, award amounts, participating institutions, and other program-specific information:

FAFSA Completion

Research has shown 90% of high school graduates who filed a FAFSA enrolled directly in a postsecondary program. A key initiative for the state and the nation is increasing completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and actively promoting its importance:

Dual Enrollment

A program that provides funding for students at eligible high schools that are enrolled to take approved college-level coursework for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements.