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Completion Grants Help Students Persist and Graduate

Access to postsecondary education can transform a student’s life. But sometimes, especially for the 42 percent of students …

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Higher Education Committee Hears Performance Audit of Student Access Loans

At the House Higher Education Committee meeting on February 2, the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts presented …

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Important Facts for Claiming the Expanded Child Tax Credit

What is the Child Tax Credit? The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps families with the cost of …

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4 Ways Georgia Lawmakers Can Make College More Affordable in 2022

In 2022, Georgia lawmakers can follow through on initiatives begun last year to invest in college affordability and …

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Resources on Need-Based Aid

Current Status: Georgia is one of only two states that does not operate a need-based financial aid program. …

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Over-Represented Among the Vulnerable, Under-Protected In the Pandemic: Georgia Immigrants Deserve Better

As the pandemic continues, one glaring outcome has been increased disparities between certain groups. During the beginning of …

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2022 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

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Georgia Can Afford to Begin to Modernize TANF and Move Past Its Racist Legacy

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the cash assistance program to families with children and with very low …

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Unequal Recovery: How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Impacted Economic Security for Black Women and Latinas

Nearly two years into a global public health crisis, most people are experiencing some degree of pandemic burnout, …

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New Administration, New(ish) Immigration Rules: Policy Continuity and Change Under President Biden and the Experience of Georgia Communities

Key Takeaways Georgia has 18,000 DACA recipients. These recipients rely on DACA to be able to work and …

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Advancing Equity: Ensuring Immigrant Families Can Access the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Key takeaways: The Child Tax Credit has the power to significantly reduce the racial and ethnic disparities in …

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Breaking Down the Federal Recovery Proposal

The recovery legislation taking shape in the House of Representatives will allow our families and our economy to …

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