All high school students are eligible to take Dual Enrollment courses and Financial Aid is available for students who meet the following requirements. Students who are not eligible for Financial Aid to cover their Dual Enrollment courses are responsible for paying all tuition and any required fees.
Dual Enrollment Funding
Dual Enrollment Funding is available to any 10th-12th grader in occupational/CTAE courses; and any 11th-12th grader in academic core courses.
Additionally, 2020-2021 10th graders are eligible for any core or occupational courses if they were enrolled in Dual Enrollment during the 2019-2020 school year.
Eligible 9th graders may participate in the Dual Enrollment Program. However, there is no available state funding for 9th grade students.
Students are limited to a total of 30 Dual Enrollment Funding hours starting Summer of 2020, with a limit of 15 hours per semester. This includes all attempted hours at all colleges and universities where Dual Enrollment Funding was used, not just those hours taken at Augusta Technical College.
Students who have taken 18 or fewer hours prior to Summer of 2020 are eligible for 12 additional Dual Enrollment Funded hours (regardless of how many they have already taken).
Starting with Summer 2020, students with two or more withdrawals become ineligible for Dual Enrollment Funding.
HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grand Bridge Funding
The HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grant Bridge Funding can be used to fund additional courses for regular Dual Enrollment students after the student has exhausted their 30 Dual Enrollment Funded hours.
- Students wishing to use the HOPE Grant/HOPE Career Grant must choose a HOPE Career Grant program.
- Students who use the HOPE Grant/HOPE Career Grant must meet HOPE residency requirements.
- Any HOPE Career Grant or HOPE Grant hours used will count against HOPE and Zell Miller caps.
- 9th graders who enroll in Dual Enrollment courses can self-pay for tuition and any required fees.
- Any students can elect to self-pay for courses at any point during enrollment.
- All students not eligible for Financial Aid to cover their Dual Enrollment courses are responsible for paying all tuition and any required fees.
For complete information about HB444 and Dual Enrollment funding options, please visit GA Futures (Video: GA futures Dual Enrollment create an Account and Funding Application Tutorial).