Can the HOPE Scholarship be used during the summer semester?
Yes. The HOPE Scholarship may be awarded during the summer semester
if you maintained a 3.0 GPA at the spring semester HOPE checkpoint
and are otherwise eligible.
Do I have to attend full-time to receive HOPE?
No. Your HOPE award will be based on your enrollment regardless of
the number of hours.
Can HOPE be used for Study Abroad?
Yes. Your HOPE award will be based on the number of credit hours of
enrollment as determined by your Study Abroad Program.
When is my GPA checked for HOPE?
Your GPA is checked at the end of the semester that you attempt your
30th, 60th and 90th semester hour AND EVERY spring semester.
Why does my HOPE GPA differ from my Institutional GPA?
HOPE considers all grades in its GPA calculation. This includes the first attempt for a course you retake. Institutional policy typically excludes that grade from your ASU GPA.
I lost my HOPE Scholarship. Can I regain the scholarship
in the future?
Yes. Students attending public or private institutions have an opportunity
to regain the HOPE Scholarship. Following the school term that they
attempt either 30, 60, or 90 semester hours of study with
a 3.00 cumulative HOPE GPA, they can regain HOPE.
How does a grade of “W” affect my HOPE Scholarship?
Grades of “W” count as attempted hours for HOPE.
How do Learning Support hours affect HOPE?
Learning Support courses also count toward attempted hours for HOPE.
For how long can I receive the HOPE Scholarship?
As long as you remain academically eligible (maintain a 3.0 GPA at each
checkpoint), you may receive the scholarship for up to 127 attempted
hours, 127 paid hours, or until you have received a Bachelor’s Degree (whichever
Why was my HOPE book allowance not refunded to me?
You authorized the use of HOPE Scholarship funds towards payment of additional expenses such as mandatory fees.
Why do I have a balance on my student account?
HOPE fee payments are capped at $190.00. Fee charges that exceed the capped amount must be paid out of pocket. If you authorize your book allowance to go toward other expenses, it will offset the amount due.
I'm a home study graduate. Do I qualify for HOPE?
There are three ways you may qualify:
- Graduate from a HOPE-approved accredited program.
- Score in at least the 85th percentile on the SAT or ACT.
- Attempt 30 semester hours and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Contact the HOPE Scholarship Administrator if you have any questions about your individual circumstances.
I am an older student and graduated from high school prior
to the start of the HOPE Program. Do I qualify?
Yes. If you graduated from high school prior to the inception of the
HOPE Scholarship Program in 1993, you can become eligible once you reach 30, 60, or 90 attempted hours and meet all other requirements.