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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.
As the state’s single higher education finance agency, our mission is to promote and increase access to education beyond high school for Georgians. We accomplish this by administering numerous scholarship, grant, and student loan programs and providing outreach and education services statewide.
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:
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:
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.