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High School Guidance Counselor Workshop February 14, 2007. Accel Program PURPOSE. To provide GA High School students with the opportunity to earn college degree-level credit hours as they simultaneously meet their high school graduation requirements.

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High School Guidance Counselor WorkshopFebruary 14, 2007


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Accel ProgramPURPOSE

  • To provide GA High School students with the opportunity to earn college degree-level credit hours as they simultaneously meet their high school graduation requirements.

  • To assist students who have already successfully completed most of the academically meaningful coursework available at their high school.


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Accel ProgramELIGIBILITY

  • Public high school students were eligible starting Fall 2004.

  • Private high school students were eligible starting Winter/Spring 2005.

  • Since Winter/Spring 2005, courses must be in one of the five CPC areas (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Foreign Language).

  • Accel not available during Summer terms.

  • Accel hours will be included in the 127 semester/190 quarter Combined-Paid-Hours limit for HOPE.


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Accel ProgramAWARD AMOUNTS

  • Students attending public institutions receive tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance up $100 per quarter or $150 per semester.

  • Students attending private institutions receive up to $3,000 per academic year for full-time enrollment (or a pro-rated amount for less than full-time attendance).


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What is Financial Aid?

  • Financial aid is money from other sources to help pay educational costs

  • Sources such as:

    • Federal Government

    • State Government

    • Colleges and Universities

    • Community Groups (Religious Organizations, Civic Organizations, Corporations,Professional Organizations, etc.)


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Types of Financial Aid

  • Merit Based Scholarship

  • Need Based Grant

  • Student or Parent Loans

  • Service Cancelable Loans for Critical Field Service

  • Employment Opportunities, Work Study

  • Military Aid and Grants

  • Savings Plans


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What is Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship?

  • Largest Non-Need Based Program in Nation

    Students must :

    • Meet Academic Requirement of 3.0 GPA in core classes for College Prep or 3.2 GPA for Technical Career Prep

    • Citizenship

    • Residency

    • Enroll in a HOPE eligible School in Georgia


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HOPE Scholarship Award Amounts

  • At a Georgia public college, university or technical college:

  • Award will cover tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees, and a book allowance

  • At a Georgia private college:

  • Award will be $3,000 per academic year for full-time study


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HOPE Eligibility – Previous Years and 2007


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HOPE Eligibility – 2007 and Beyond

  • A complete transcript submitted to GSFC

  • HOPE eligibility calculated by GSFC

  • Calculated based on a 4.0 grading scale

  • Counts all grades in all core classes

  • Local weights removed by GSFC

  • Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate weighted

  • Weighting done by GSFC


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  • Questions???

  • HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!

  • Thomas Meunier

  • thomasm@gsfc.org

  • 770-537-6866


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