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 GAfutures.org (list Georgia State as the school of choice) and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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 GAfutures.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.

  • For fall 2016, spring 2017 and/or summer 2017, complete the 2016-2017 HSIA.