IPSE Grants

Scholarships for inclusive post secondary education students in Georgia.

IPSE Grants assists students with intellectual disabilities, and enrolled in an approved IPSE program, at an approved University System of Georgia (USG) or Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Eligible Public Institution. IPSE Grant funds can be applied to tuition and program fees, depending on the state’s annual budget.

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What are IPSE Grants?

IPSE Grants are a five-year pilot that pays for “standard undergraduate tuition” at public institutions only. The grants may pay for program or student fees, depending on funds available.

Through the signed bill, SB 246, the IPSE Grants funds went into effect July 1, 2023, with the first eligible semester being Fall 2023. The pilot for IPSE Grants ends on July 1, 2028. Learn more about Georgia SB246 here.

Eligible programs for IPSE Grants:

Georgia’s public institutions of higher education with IPSE programs are:

  1. Kennesaw State University:
    Academy for Inclusive Learning & Social Growth (Kennesaw)

  2. University of Georgia:
    Destinations Dawgs (Athens)

  3. Georgia Institute of Technology:
    EXCEL  (Atlanta)

  4. Georgia State University:
    IDEAL  (Atlanta)

  5. Columbus State University:
    GOALS  (Columbus)

  6. East Georgia State College:
    CHOICE  (Swainsboro)

  7. Georgia Southern University:
    EAGLE Academy  (Statesboro)

  8. Albany Technical College:
    LEAP  (Albany)

  9. Georgia College & State University:
    GC Thrive  (Milledgeville)
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Kennesaw State University: Academy for Inclusive Learning & Social Growth


University of Georgia: Destination Dawgs


Georgia Institute of Technology: EXCEL


Georgia State University: IDEAL


Columbus State University: GOALS


East Georgia State College: CHOICE


Georgia Southern University: Eagle Academy


Albany Technical College: LEAP


Georgia College & State University: GC Thrive

Applying for an IPSE Grant

Students can apply for IPSE Grants by one of two ways:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed every year to be eligible for IPSE Grants or federal funds like the Pell Grant. Or
  2. Complete the online Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPP). The GSFAPP only needs to be fill out once every ten years in the state of Georgia.

Application Deadline:

A student must file a GSFAPP or FAFSA on or before the last day of the school term or the student withdrawal date whichever occurs first to receive payment for a term.

Note: The end of the school term may be the final day of classes or exams, whichever occurs later.

Resource: Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC): https://gsfc.georgia.gov
Families: Families can request individual appointments with outreach officers from GSFC: https://www.gafutures.org/about-us/outreach/
Educators: Educators can contact GSFC Program Administration: programadmin@gsfc.org or (770) 724-9251

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