Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant)

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The Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant) is based on financial need, which is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

 

Who qualifies?

Eligibility is based on the family’s adjusted gross income (AGI) as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  For a family with one member in the household, the maximum AGI is $25,000.  For each additional household member the maximum increases by $5,000 up to a maximum of $75,000 for ten household members.

 

How much is the Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant)?

The annual award amount is $1,000 for full-time students and $500 for part-time students.

 

How many hours are required for the Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant)?

A student must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester to receive the full GO! Grant for that semester.  The only exception is the student’s first semester in which the student is required to enroll in at least 12 hours.

 

NOTE: Even if a student takes extra hours in the fall semester, the student must still be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours in the spring semester.  The GO! Grant cannot be applied to courses taken in the summer term.

 

What is the renewal criteria for the Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant)?

To renew the GO! Grant, a student must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA for all college courses.  A student must also demonstrate continuing financial need, based on the FAFSA for that year.

 

NOTE: If a student is unable to complete courses due to course failure or withdrawal, the student may make up the hours in the summer term; however, the student will be responsible to request from Records an official transcript with the summer coursework be sent to ADHE by September 15.

 

For more information for the GO! Grant, please review the ADHE overview.