Dual Enrollment Funding

GAfutures Funding Eligibility

Grade Level Eligibility

11th & 12th Graders

  • Eligible students may take any approved core or CTAE Dual Enrollment courses listed within the Course Directory.

10th Graders

  • Eligible students may enroll in approved Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses listed on the Course Directory.
  • Eligible students who have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or minimum ACT composite score of 26 in a single national test administration, may enroll in any approved courses listed on the Course Directory. Note: GSFC must have the required test score(s) on file prior to the student completing the Dual Enrollment funding Application and the high school or home study approving courses.
  • Students that were 9th graders during the 2019-2020 school year and participated in Dual Enrollment during the 2019-2020 (FY 2020) year may enroll as 10th graders in any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Course Directory for the 2020-2021 year.

9th Graders

  • Students in the 9th grade are not eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment funding Program.

Public High School Students pursuing High School Graduation with Option B

  • Public high school students, designated by their high school, pursing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) as of Spring term 2020, may enroll in any approved Dual Enrollment courses. Students with this designation are not subject to a Funding Cap.
  • Public high school students, designated by their high school, as pursuing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) starting Summer term 2020 or after are subject to the Funding Cap.

Course Retake & Withdrawals

  • A student may not receive funding to repeat or retake a course.
  • A student is no longer eligible to continue to receive program funding after withdrawing from Dual Enrollment course(s) two (2) times.

Funding Cap Eligibility

  • The Dual Enrollment Funding Cap is 30 semester hours.
  • The Funding Cap is a hard cap based on hours paid by the Dual Enrollment funding program for terms of enrollment.
  • The Funding Cap does not include dual credit coursework attempted and paid by other sources.
  • The Dual Enrollment Funding Cap is 30 semester hours for students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 18 semester hours or less, through Spring term 2020.
  • The Dual Enrollment Funding Cap for students who received Dual Enrollment funding for 19 semester hours or more, through Spring term 2020, is extended for an additional 12 semester hours of funding.
  • Public high school students, designated by their high school, as pursuing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) starting Summer term 2020 or after are subject to the Funding Cap.
  • Public high school students designated by their high school, as pursuing High School Graduation Option B (SB2) as of Spring term 2020, may continue to complete their pathway while participating in the Dual Enrollment funding program and are not subject to the Funding Cap.
  • Dual Enrollment funding per term is a maximum of 15 semester hours and a maximum of three semesters per award year based on approved enrollment and available Funding Cap hours.

Upon reaching the 30 semester hours program Funding Cap, a student may qualify for HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grant funding or may choose to self-pay.

GAfutures Funding Application

For students who attend public or private Georgia high schools

Students must submit their Dual Enrollment Funding Application online prior to registration and no later than the first day of the semester.

For students who attend a Georgia home study program

Students must submit their Dual Enrollment Funding Application online prior to registration and no later than the first day of the semester.

Homeschool officials must create a GAfutures Education Professional account for the name of the home study program. The Georgia Home Study Program parent/guardian will receive an assigned HSP#, to provide to the student prior to completing the annual online Dual Enrollment funding application. The Homeschool official will be required to input the approved courses into the Single View each semester.