- GSFAPP Update Is Complete!
- Georgia Veterinary Education Open to 2024 Applicants
- Probe College Fair Events Continue
- Dual Enrollment Providing Skills In High Demand
- Training Opportunities
The Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPP) is the application used to apply for HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships and Grants, the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) and the Inclusive Postsecondary Education (IPSE) Grant Program. It has recently been redesigned and streamlined to create an easier user experience. Updates include:
- Online user friendly application that can be completed in 3-5 mins
- Hover Icons provide additional details while completing the GSFAPP
- Compatible on mobile devices
- Progress bar for students to see where they are in the application process
- Provides an onscreen & email confirmation with app ID
- GSFAPP status shows on GAfutures Student Dashboard
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper recently announced that the Georgia Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program (GVELRP) will accept applications for the 2024 cycle through September 30, 2023. The State Veterinary Education Board will review, determine, and announce award recipients in December 2023.
“Now more than ever, access to quality veterinary care is essential for Georgia’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities,” said Harper to AllOnGeorgia. “We’re grateful the General Assembly has invested in GVELRP, and I am looking forward to seeing the high caliber, talented veterinarians utilize this program to provide their expertise and service in our rural communities.”
In partnership with the Georgia Student Finance Authority, GVELRP provides financial relief for veterinarians willing to provide veterinary services for food animals in shortage areas around the state. The program overview states applicants will only be considered if they intend to practice in rural counties with populations of 35,000 or less as indicated on the Eligible Communities Map below.
Click here for more information about this program or to review the GVELRP application.
Probe is an annual college fair where hundreds of postsecondary institutions gather at locations throughout Georgia to provide potential students with more information about the many options available to high school juniors and seniors as they prepare to graduate.
September 19 - Thomas County Fair, Thomasville: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 19 - Valdosta Fair, Valdosta: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
September 20 - Tift County Fair, Tifton: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 20 - Ben Hill Irwin Fair, Fitzgerald: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 21 - Houston County Fair, Warner Robbins: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 22 - Dekalb Fair, Atlanta: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
September 27 - Bainbridge Fair, Bainbridge: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 27 - Colquitt County Fair, Norman Park: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 28 - Americus Fair, Americus: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 28 - Lee County Fair, Leesburg: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
September 29 - Albany Fair, Albany: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
September 29 - Dalton Fair, Dalton: 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
October 2 - Centennial Fair, Centennial: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 2 - Douglas County Fair, Douglasville: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 3 - Carrollton Fair, Carrollton: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
October 3 - Paulding Count Fair, Dallas: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 4 - Carroll County Fair, Carrollton: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 4 - Cherokee County Fair, Canton: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 5 - Rome Fair, Rome: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
October 6 - Dade County Fair, Trenton: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
October 9 - Union County Fair, Blairsville: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
October 9 - Rabun County Fair, Tiger: 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
October 10 - Cedar Shoals HS Fair, Athens: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
October 10 - Clarke Central HS Fair, Athens: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
October 11 - Oconee County Fair, Watkinsville: 8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
October 13 - Rockdale County Fair, Conyers: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
October 13 - Salem HS Fair, Conyers: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
October 16 - White County Fair, Cleveland: 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
October 16 - Lumpkin County Fair, Dahlonega: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WMAZ 13 recently reported about Robins Air Force Base’s need for a larger workforce; something Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) can offer residents through Dual Enrollment. Janet Kelly, CGTC's Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services, says their current college aerospace program lets students learn vital skills that will help them get these kinds of jobs post-grad. She also says students taking classes in their Aerospace Training and Sustainment Center have opportunities to work alongside base members.
"We were able to add a whole new cohort this fall to accommodate more students and put out more graduates to employ in the local industry," Kelly recently told WMAZ 13. "Students get to work with artificial intelligence and work with robots that will infiltrate the industry."
Kelly says they have about 150 students in the program, and they're adding new courses to keep up with the advancing technology.
"We actually need more folks to help us with this to just educate the community to include all of the high schools," said Colonel Christopher Dunlap, Commander of the 116th Air Control Wing Air National Guard. He estimates 100 new officers and people with knowledge in fields like, “computer, I.T., cyber, intelligence, aircraft maintenance, medical, mission support, civil engineering (and) security forces."
Dual Enrollment participants earn high school credits while taking college courses in specific career programs. According to a recent report by The Moultrie Observer, students at Colquitt County High School are taking advantage of career program courses like Introduction to Welding and many more.
“Our program allows students to gain real work experience and earn course credit simultaneously,” said Misty Moon, the Colquitt County High School Work-Based Learning (WBL) coordinator. “Students (can) put the knowledge they have gained in our CTAE classes to work. Our goal is to build a bridge between students and industry.”
Both Dual Enrollment and WBL programs work to promote Project Purpose, a joint effort of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority and the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce that partners with local schools and employers. Watch this video and learn more about this important State Aid program.
Remember, GSFC’s outreach staff is available year-round to conduct FREE training's, workshops and information sessions across the state of Georgia.
Over the last year, GSFC’s outreach team has incorporated online live webinars.
- State financial aid programs (HOPE, Dual Enrollment, etc.)
- Transcript Exchange
- FAFSA Completion
- GAfutures.org Overview
Visit the Outreach module to learn more about the GSFC’s outreach team what services are provided.
Contact your outreach representative to schedule your training, or contact our offices:
Phone: 770.724.9000 Toll Free: 800.505.GSFC
K -12 email: email@example.com
Postsecondary email: SAS@gsfc.org