Length of Zell Miller Scholarship

For the school term in which a student reaches the Attempted-Hours or Combined Paid-Hours limit of 127 semester hours, the student can be paid ONLY for the hours up to the Attempted-Hours or Combined Paid-Hours limit.

Example: student has 120 attempted hours and enrolled in 9 hours for semester. Payment will only be made for 7 hours, even if Zell Miller funds did not pay for those credits.  

There are no exceptions covering extra hours needed for dual-degree programs, second majors, or change in major.
Eligibility ends when a student receives 127semester credits of payment from any combination of Zell Miller or HOPE Scholarship, Paid-Hours, plus HOPE Grant Paid-Hours and/or ACCEL Paid-Hours through spring 2011.

Once a student reaches either the Attempted-Hours limit or the Combined Paid-Hours limit, he or she is no longer eligible for the HOPE Scholarship.

Attempted-Hours Limit

All credit hours attempted after high school graduation are calculated when determining Zell Miller eligibility, even if they are not accepted by Georgia State University, were taken outside of the state of Georgia or at an institution in a foreign country or unaccredited institution. Credits attempted as part of a technical Certificate or Diploma program of study are only counted as Attempted-Hours if any postsecondary institution ever accepted those hours as credit hours toward a Degree. Credits hours forgiven by the institution are included in the calculations. It is the studentís responsibility to ensure that Georgia State has transcripts from all institutions of higher learning (post high school graduation) in order for the Office of Student Financial Aid to accurately determine the studentís Zell Miller eligibility. Eligibility ends when a student attempts 127 credit hours, even if Zell Miller funds did not pay for those credits.
Zell Miller Scholarship Deadline

Students must have an application submitted by the last day of the semester in which they are seeking the Zell Miller Scholarship. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid has established the following deadlines for Zell Miller Scholarship applications:

SUMMER SEMESTER: July 17

FALL SEMESTER: November 17
SPRING SEMESTER: April 15

If additional information is required, it must be submitted within 15 days of request.




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