Category: Jennifer Lee

College Affordability Creates Hurdles for Many Students

The following is a summary of a presentation on College Affordability delivered by GBPI Higher Education Analyst Jennifer Lee. Increasing college completion among low-income students is a necessity for Georgia and a higher education goal for GBPI. Financial challenges create

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Dual Enrollment Explained

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program allows high school students, grades 9 through 12, to enroll in college courses and earn college credit while in high school.  Students and their families do not pay for tuition, fees or books. They are only

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3 Ways Georgia Can Make College More Affordable

In a few short years, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some postsecondary education1. Georgians with a bachelor’s degree earn nearly $17,000 more than those with some college or an associate degree and in excess of $22,000

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Overview: 2020 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2020 budget of $2.58 billion for the university system and $373 million for technical colleges includes money for enrollment growth and merit pay, employee recruitment and retention. The proposed 2019 amended budget adds $35 million for

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College Students Face Food and Housing Insecurity

Many Georgia college students struggle to secure consistent housing and food, according to a recent study by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice based at Temple University. Thirty-nine percent of college students surveyed faced housing insecurity, and 37

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