Zell Miller Grant

The purpose of the Zell Miller Grant Program is to encourage Georgians to obtain technical education in order to increase the knowledge and skills of Georgia’s workforce. It provides grant assistance to residents of Georgia pursuing Certificates or Diplomas at Georgia’s public eligible post-secondary institutions. 

The Zell Miller Grant Program does not include a high school academic requirement, however, recipients are required to have a minimum post-secondary cumulative grade point average of 3.5 at the end of each semester. 

An eligible student seeking a Certificate or Diploma from a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) or University System of Georgia (USG) institution may receive Zell Miller Grant funds as determined by Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC).

The Zell Miller Grant covers 100 percent of tuition at Georgia technical colleges. Fees, books, and other costs remain the responsibilities of the students.

There are two options to apply for the Zell Miller Grant. Students may complete the applicable FAFSA or the electronic GSFAPPS application. It is strongly encouraged, however, that all students complete the FAFSA in order for CTC to ensure a student is receiving all funding for which he or she may be eligible.