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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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accel program purpose
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.
accel program eligibility
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.
accel program award amounts
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).
what is financial aid
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.)
types of financial aid
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
what is georgia s hope scholarship
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
hope scholarship award amounts
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
hope eligibility 2007 and beyond
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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