All Financial Aid applicants, including HOPE scholarship recipients, must reapply for financial aid each year. The Priority deadline to renew financial aid is January 31. At Georgia Tech, Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters equals an academic and financial aid year. Annual, and completed applications will cover these terms for maintaining eligibility.
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 Institute
- availability of resources
Most institutional scholarships require a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. Entering freshmen are limited to receiving institutional scholarships for the first eight terms of full-time enrollment. Students are limited to receiving scholarships for two semesters of enrollment during an academic year (Fall, Spring, or Summer). A transfer student's eligibility will be determined on an individual basis depending upon hours transferred. These requirements for scholarship retention are in addition to the renewal terms listed above.
If you completed the Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT App) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when applying for financial aid for the previous academic year, you should receive an email from the U.S. Department of Education with instructions about how to once again submit the application electronically. You must also complete the Georgia Tech Application for Financial Aid and Scholarships each year. The same two-part application process (GT App and FAFSA) is required for Georgia residents applying for ONLY the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship, administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC).
Failure to reapply for financial aid each year will result in a loss of financial aid for that year and possibly subsequent years.
Page last reviewed/updated 03/30/2020