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Dual Enrollment Funding

Dual Enrollment funding is available to any 10-12th grader in Georgia for occupational/CTAE courses; and any 11-12th grader in academic core courses through Dual Enrollment.

  • Additionally, 2020-2021 10th graders are eligible for either core or occupational courses if they were enrolled in Dual Enrollment during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Ninth graders are not eligible for Dual Enrollment funding but may self-pay or have their tuition paid by their school system or another partner.
  • 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.
    • Students who have taken 18 or fewer hours prior to the Summer of 2020 are eligible for 12 additional hours of Dual Enrollment Funding.
    • Students who have taken 19 or more hours prior to the 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 2 or more withdrawals become ineligible for Dual Enrollment Funding.
  • Instructions for filling out Dual Enrollment Funding Application (PDF)

HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grant Bridge Funding:

The HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grant Bridge Funding can be used to fund additional courses for regular Dual Enrollment students after students have exhausted their 30 Dual Enrollment Funded hours.

  • Students wishing to use the HOPE Grant/HOPE Career Grant must choose from 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.

Self-Pay Options:

  • Ninth graders who enroll in Dual Enrollment courses may self-pay for tuition and any required fees.
  • Students may elect to self-pay for courses at any point during enrollment.
  • Students not eligible for Financial Aid to cover their Dual Enrollment courses are responsible for paying all tuition and any required fees.

Tuition, Fees, and Books:

Tuition and most fees are covered by Dual Enrollment for every eligible student in the program. Books will also be provided to Dual Enrollment students at no charge. Because students are eligible to participate in almost all STC programs, they may be responsible for course-specific fees in some program areas; however, most STC programs do not require such fees. Students should speak with the High School Initiatives Coordinator to find out specifics about course-related fees. 

Additional funding fine print:

  • Fifth-year seniors are no longer eligible for Dual Enrollment with the full 30 hour CAP
  • The unlimited CAP for students enrolled in Option B is ONLY for those students who have already been in identified SP 20 and were enrolled in DE
  • Homeschool students and those students without a social security number may now submit electronic forms on the GA Futures website.
  • If a student does not have a social security number, the student must submit the funding application and GSFC (Georgia Student Finance Commission) will create a nine-digit number for them that will be used to invoice/process payments for DE Coursework.

Students can fill out the application for Dual Enrollment funding at the following link: Dual Enrollment Funding Application.

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