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HOPE Scholarship Update for Graduates of Clayton County Schools and Students Attending Morris Brown College

On April 30, 2008, Governor Sonny Perdue signed Senate Bill 480 into law. This new law provides that students attending eligible high schools that lose accreditation within 2 years of being accredited will be eligible to receive the HOPE Scholarship as freshmen if they meet all other HOPE eligibility criteria. It is limited to students graduating through December 31, 2010. This will allow Clayton County High School students to receive the HOPE Scholarship should the school district lose accreditation. It also provides that students attending private not-for-profit colleges and universities that have lost their accreditation within the last seven years would be eligible to receive the Tuition Equalization Grant and the HOPE Scholarship. This will allow eligible Morris Brown College students to have access to the Tuition Equalization Grant and the HOPE Scholarship.

Please contact your school’s Financial Aid Office or GSFC Customer Service at
770-724-9000 or 1-800-505-GSFC if you have any questions or comments.