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State Financial Aid


General Requirements for State Aid

  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student
  • Meet Georgia residency requirements
  • Meet U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements
  • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.
  • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as defined by the University

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) 

The GTEG is a non-need-based grant that provides funding for eligible Georgia residents attending qualified private colleges in Georgia. Students must be enrolled full-time (taking 12 or more credit hours). All Georgia residents (with at least one year of residency) should complete the GSFAPPS application on the GAcollege411 website.


HOPE Scholarship 

The Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) Scholarship is for Georgia residents who show academic achievement by meeting certain academic requirements. This scholarship is renewable based upon a review of the student's academic record at predetermined intervals. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 at the end of each review period will not be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. Students who lose their HOPE Scholarship may be given an opportunity to have it reinstated once if they have not passed 90 attempted hours. All students attending Thomas University who receive the HOPE Scholarship must complete the GSFAPPS application on the GAcollege411 website or download the paper application here.

Criteria

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA (core coursework) – graduate as a high school HOPE Scholar

OR

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA (degree coursework) – gain eligibility at 30, 60, or 90 attempted-hour checkpoints

Details

  • Must maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA to continue eligibility
  • Can only lose and then regain eligibility one time for HOPE Scholarship
  • Award:  $1800 per semester for full-time (12 hours) enrollment or $900 per semester for part-time (6 hours) enrollment
  • GPA evaluations for all HOPE recipients at 30, 60, and 90 attempted hours and at the end of every Spring Semester to monitor GPA

Effective Fall 2011, the HOPE Scholarship will no longer pay for remedial coursework. Be sure to keep this idea in mind when preparing your class schedule and calculating financial aid.


Zell Miller Scholarship

 

The Zell Miller Scholarship is a program that became effective Fall 2011. Similar to the HOPE Scholarship, it is designed for students who demonstrate academic achievement. However, this program has different requirements to gain and maintain eligibility. Only students who first entered college in 2007 or later can be considered for this award. All students attending Thomas University who qualify for the Zell Miller Scholarship must complete the GSFAPPS application on the GAcollege411 website or download the paper application here. Eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholarship out of high school is verified through the Georgia Student Finance Commission's database.

 

 

Criteria

  • 3.7 GPA AND
  • 1200 SAT (math/reading portions on single test) OR 26 composite score on ACT

OR

  • Valedictorian or Salutatorian from an eligible high school (must meet minimum HOPE standards)

 

Details

  • Must maintain 3.3 cumulative GPA to continue eligibility
  • Can only lose and then regain eligibility one time for Zell Miller Scholarship
  • Student may receive HOPE Scholarship instead if cumulative GPA drops below 3.3 but is at least 3.0
  • Award:  $2000 per semester for full-time (12 hours) enrollment or $1000 per semester for part-time (6 hours) enrollment
  • Cumulative GPA calculated for all Zell Miller recipients at 30, 60, and 90 attempted hours and at the end of every Spring Semester to monitor GPA

 

More information regarding eligibility is available at www.GAcollege411.org.


HERO Scholarship

The HERO scholarship is designed to provide educational scholarship assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones, and the children and the spouses of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves.

To be eligible to apply for a Georgia's HERO Scholarship, you must meet the requirements of one of the following four categories:

  • Be an active member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Military Reserves who is a Georgia resident and was deployed outside the United States for active duty service to a location designated as a combat zone and served in such combat zone for at least 181 cumulative days, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, or served less than 181 cumulative days in a combat zone, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, but was evacuated because of severe injuries.

 

  • Be the child of a parent who was a member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Military Reserves and a Georgia resident when he or she was deployed outside of the United States for active duty service to a location designated as a combat zone and served in such combat zone for at least 181 cumulative days, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, or served less than 181 cumulative days in a combat zone, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, but was evacuated because of severe injuries. Such child must have been born prior to the qualifying term of service or within nine months of the beginning of the qualifying term of service and must have been 25 years of age or younger during the qualifying term of service.

 

  • Be the child of a parent who was a member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Military Reserves and a Georgia resident when he or she was deployed outside of the United States for active duty service to a location designated as a combat zone, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, and who was killed while serving in such combat zone, or died or became 100% disabled as a result of injuries received in such combat zone. Such child must have been born prior to the qualifying term of service or within nine months of the beginning of the qualifying term of service and must have been 25 years of age or younger during the qualifying term of service.
  • Be the spouse of a former member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Military Reserves who was a Georgia resident when he or she was deployed outside of the United States for active duty service to a location designated as a combat zone, beginning on or after February 1, 2003, and who was killed while serving in such combat zone, or died or became 100% disabled as a result of injuries received in such combat zone.

Eligible students may receive up to $2000 per academic year. Award amounts are prorated for school terms in which recipients are enrolled for less than full-time (12 hours).  More information regarding award amounts and eligibility is available on Georgia Student Finance Commission's website.

HERO Scholarship Application


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