Undergraduate Students

Entering Freshmen

Completing the FAFSA is the most widely-used process and the one required for ensuring consideration for all programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid. You can access the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You can also learn more about federal student aid programs or view our FAFSA tips for help with the process.

For Georgia residents applying for ONLY the HOPE/ZELL Miller Scholarship:  Students must submit either the GSFAPP through www.gacollege411.org (list Georgia State as the school of choice) and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Entering Transfer Students

The first step for an entering transfer student is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the most widely used process and ensures consideration for all programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid. You can access the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You can also learn more about federal student aid programs or view our FAFSA tips for help with the process.

For Georgia residents applying for ONLY the HOPE/ZELL Miller Scholarship:  Students must submit either the GSFAPP through www.gacollege411.org (list Georgia State as the school of choice) and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

In addition to the GSFAPP and/or the FAFSA, Georgia residents must complete a Hope Scholarship Institutional Application (HSIA) to be reviewed for Hope/Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility.

  • For Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and/or Summer 2014, complete the 2013-2014 HSIA.
  • For Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and/or Summer 2015, complete the 2014-2015 HSIA.

Final transcripts from all of your previous schools must be received by the Admissions department before your eligibility can be determined. HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship counts all attempted hours from all institutions. For detailed information on new regulations, visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission web site at www.gsfc.org.

Continuing Students

All applicants must reapply for financial aid each year. Failure to reapply for financial aid each year will result in a loss of financial aid for that year and possibly subsequent years. The priority deadline to renew your financial aid is April 1. All financial aid awards are reviewed annually based on:

  • the timely completion of the financial aid application process
  • continued demonstrated financial need
  • maintenance of Standards of Progress
  • good standing at the Georgia State University
  • availability of resources

For Georgia residents applying for ONLY the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship

For Georgia residents applying for ONLY the HOPE/ZELL Miller Scholarship:  Students must submit either the GSFAPP through www.gacollege411.org (list Georgia State as the school of choice) and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

To Reapply for HOPE after Losing HOPE at a Checkpoint

If you lost the Hope Scholarship at one of the checkpoints and need to reapply after meeting a new checkpoint, you will need to complete a Hope Scholarship Institutional Application (HSIA) in addition to the FAFSA and or/GSFAPPS to be reviewed again for Hope eligibility.