Federal Pell Grants
The Federal Pell Grant is open to all students and is a federal aid program. The annual maximum grant under this program is $5,550. The award, however, may be less than this maximum amount because the actual grant is based on (1) the family's expected contribution, (2) the amount of funds appropriated by Congress, and (3) the yearly educational costs.
If a Pell eligible student takes at least six hours in the Summer, they may be eligible for additional Pell grant funds for Summer term.
Any citizen of the United States, or eligible non-citizen, who has never received an undergraduate degree is eligible to apply for this grant.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) was established by the Higher Education Act of 1965 and is a direct award to students with exceptional financial need. The exact amount of the award depends upon the financial resources of the individual and parents and the cost of attending North Georgia College & State University. The average award at this institution is $600 per year.
Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (FTEACH)
FTEACH is designed for students who intend to teach full time in a high-need field at a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Students who receive the TEACH Grant must fulfill a service obligation.
HOPE Scholarship / www.GAcollege411.org
The HOPE Scholarship (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) is funded by former Governor Zell Miller's Georgia Lottery for Education and is available to Georgia residents. Full-time enrollment is not a requirement. Grade point eligibility for entering freshmen is based on a high school core class GPA of 3.0 or better as determined by Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC). Sophomores, juniors and seniors may receive the HOPE Scholarship based on North Georgia's certification of their grade point eligibility. For further details of the HOPE Scholarship Program, contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission at 1-800-505-4732 or www.GAcollege411.org.
The Accel Program is for students classified as high school juniors and seniors and is operated in all school terms except summer. The program allows students to pursue postsecondary study while receiving dual high school and college credit for courses successfully completed. For more information go to www.GAcollege411.org.
Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant/Public Safety Memorial Grant
To assist the dependent children of Georgia law enforcement officers, firefighters, and prison guards who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty by providing grant funds toward the cost of attendance at eligible public or private postsecondary institutions in Georgia.
The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
Provides federally-funded grants to states for scholarships for undergraduate study at institutions of higher education. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school graduates who show promise of continued excellence in an effort to recognize and promote excellence and achievement. Scholarship recipients are known as Byrd Scholars and receive up to $1,500 per academic year of study. Byrd Scholarship awards can be renewed for up to three additional years of academic study, provided that funds are available and the students remain eligible.
North Georgia College & State University ROTC Grant
Georgia Residents who complete who participate in the Corp of Cadet may be eligible for this award. The Cadet must complete at least twelve hours or more each semester, must have at least a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the Corp of Cadets. The Cadet may be eligible for up to $750 per semester depending upon their North Georgia Financial aid Cost of Attendance and other resources. Funding is provided by the State of Georgia and may be adjusted due to state funding.
North Georgia College & State University Future Officers Grant
Georgia Residents who complete their contract before the beginning of the Senior year. The Cadet must complete at least twelve hours or more each semester, must have at least a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the Corp of Cadets. The contracted Cadet may be eligible for up to $1,500 per semester depending upon their North Georgia Financial aid Cost of Attendance and other resources. Funding is provided by the State of Georgia and may be adjusted due to state funding.
The Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Off-spring)
HERO Scholarship program was created to provide educational grant assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones or the children of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves. The Georgia HERO Scholarship Program is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC). For additional information see GSFC website at www.GAcollege411.org.
The Georgia Military Scholarship (GMS)
Please see a detailed explanation of this in Military Department section of this bulletin.