Accessible Higher Education


Let’s put power in the hands of Georgians to transform their lives and the state through higher education. With smart, fiscally responsible policies Georgia can provide clear paths for our students to get to and through college. As they rise, their career opportunities and earnings will improve, powering richer contributions to our state’s economy and communities. Join GBPI in advocating for policies that improve higher education access and completion. Improving higher education outcomes is good for Georgians and good for Georgia.
College-Classroom Blog

College Students Squeezed as State Shrinks its Share of School Costs

Georgia’s university system Board of Regents is set to meet this month to decide on tuition rates for the …

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Presentation: Equity in Higher Education – Who gets HOPE?

Georgia’s lottery-funded HOPE Scholarships and Grants are among the state’s most well-known programs, and thousands of students benefit …

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Overview: 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the university system and approximately $360 million for …

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When HOPE Falls Short, Georgia Loses

When I read more than 10,000 financially-strapped students were dropped off Georgia’s college rolls in the 2014-2015 school …

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Troubling Gaps in HOPE Point to Need-based Aid Solutions

Completing a postsecondary program is more important than ever for a student’s future well-being and the state’s economic …

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Georgia Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2017

Education Funding in Georgia: Years of Cuts Cast Long Shadow Georgia is spending $11.6 billion on education in …

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Overview: 2017 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget of $2.47 billion for the state’s two postsecondary systems includes money intended to …

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Open College Entry to Undocumented Students to Bolster Georgia’s Workforce

Many Georgia students started college for the first time this fall. That’s good news for Georgia as the …

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Georgia’s Workforce Development, Economy Damaged by Barriers to Higher Education for Undocumented Students

New federal policy provides Georgia an opportunity to increase access to higher education for many young Georgia immigrants …

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Student Higher Ed Costs Soar as State Funding Drops

Georgia is investing far less in higher education today than it was five years ago, according to a …

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Overview: Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget for Higher Education

Georgia Balances the Books by Making Higher Education Less Accessible The overview of Georgia’s 2014 fiscal year budget …

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Opinion Editorial: Penny wise and pound foolish school budgets

The Columbus Ledger Enquirer Editorial Board cites research from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute in its recent …

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