Senior Policy Analyst, Higher Education

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is the senior policy analyst for higher education at GBPI, where she focuses on state policies that provide Georgians greater opportunity to complete a higher education credential regardless of race, ethnicity and family income.

Prior to joining GBPI in 2017, she was research associate and director of the Texas Kids Count Project at the Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Wellesley College and holds a master’s in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Posts by Jennifer Lee

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Commonsense Solutions Can Mitigate Unprecedented Cuts to Higher Education

Key Takeaways Pending budget cuts to the University System of Georgia have the potential to reverse years of …

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State Agency Approves New Dual Enrollment Caps, Grade-Level Restrictions and SAT/ACT Deadlines for HOPE

The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) Board of Commissioners approved several policy changes to Dual Enrollment, HOPE and …

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Students Need to Be Secure to Be Successful

The coronavirus pandemic reveals the fragile financial situations of many Georgia college students. Many Georgia students struggle to …

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Federal Relief Not Enough to Meet College Students’ Financial Needs

Since publication of this blog post, the federal Department of Education allocated a second pot of relief dollars …

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Child Care Policy Changes in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle Key Takeaways Georgia’s child care system is fiscally …

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How the Federal Relief Package Affects Higher Education

Congress passed a $2 trillion relief package that includes provisions covering health care, payments to American families and …

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Every Georgian Deserves Access to Higher Education

Co-authored by Policy Fellow Stephanie Angel and Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Lee Diana graduated from Gainesville High School …

Finance of Higher Education Fact Sheets

Unused Lottery Funds Available to Support More Affordable Access to College

Since FY 2011, lawmakers have appropriated an average of $60 million more every year for HOPE Scholarships and …

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College Affordability and Completion Day at the Capitol

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute and the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater Atlanta will host its first …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2021 budget allocates $2.58 billion for the Board of Regents and $373 million for …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2021 budget includes $1.3 billion for Georgia’s lottery-funded pre-Kindergarten and HOPE financial aid programs. …

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Dual Enrollment Restrictions Designed to Limit Cost Growth

Bill Analysis: House Bill 444 (LC 49 0063S) Dual Enrollment acts as a crucial onramp to college for …

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