Student Access Loans (SAL), or Low-Interest Loans, are student loans funded by lottery dollars. The program began in 2012. Before using SAL, student borrowers must first use all available federal, institutional and private scholarships and loans, as well
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Georgia Can’t Afford Another Lost Decade: Options to Increase State Revenues to Close Budget Shortfalls
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia is facing an economic and fiscal crisis that threatens the state’s ability to fund critically needed programs and services. A state budget shortfall of $3 to $4 billion is projected in fiscal
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will make $406 million available to Georgia colleges and universities through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Half of the funds are available now to colleges to distribute directly to
Gap Between Black and white children The COVID-19 pandemic will have an outsized impact on Black Georgians, who are overrepresented in the low-wage workforce, so support for the safety net is critical for preventing the widening of racial disparities.
In order for every child to thrive, they must grow up in a healthy and financially stable home. Georgia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is critical for those children in families working to climb up out of poverty.
On March 28, 2020, the Georgia Department of Community Health submitted four plans to the federal government allowing the state to make temporary changes to Medicaid and PeachCare in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This downloadable, one-page fact sheet
With thousands of Georgians across the state being laid off from their jobs, unemployment insurance (UI) is one of the most important tools Georgia has to keep workers afloat during this public health and economic crisis. Georgia is home to approximately
As we close out Black History Month, I reflect on our commitment this month and every month to confront the troubled history that still reproduces disadvantage for hardworking Georgians. W.E.B. Du Bois debuted The Georgia Negro 120 years ago at
Since FY 2011, lawmakers have appropriated an average of $60 million more every year for HOPE Scholarships and Grants than students receive. Over time, the state treasury has amassed nearly $1.3 billion in lottery reserves built up from unspent surplus
Vouchers Overview Georgia legislators have debated educational vouchers since the 1950s. A school voucher is an amount of money provided by the state government to parents for use for private educational programs, such as tuition at private schools. There are