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HOPE Career Grant


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The HOPE Career Grant can be the boost a student needs to get started on a rewarding career in a
well-paying job, and without accumulating a lot of student debt. It also helps Georgia employers by
creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future.
To be eligible for the HOPE Career Grant, students must first qualify for and be receiving the HOPE Grant. The two grants together will cover all tuition in eligible programs. Students will still be responsible for student fees and any equipment necessary, although in some cases, Financial aid is available for those as well.

List of Eligible Program Areas:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Certified Engineer Assistant
  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Computer Technology
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Electrical Lineworker
  • Health Science
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Practical Nursing
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Welding & Joining Technology

Award Amount:

  • 1 - 2 credit hours | $125
  • 3 - 8 credit hours | $250
  • 9+ credit hours | $500
  • CTD | One time $1,000 for 9+ hours

Additional Notes:

  • Students must be eligible for the HOPE Grant to receive HOPE Career Grant funding.
  • There is a one-time award for $1,000 for Commercial Truck Driving.
  • High school students participating in dual enrollment are NOT eligible for the HOPE Career Grant.
  • Students MUST submit a FAFSA to determine total grant eligibility. To apply, visit
  • Class registration is based on availability.
  • For specific programs, see our Financial Aid Office.


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