Tag: Higher Education

A Need-Based Financial Aid Program for Georgia

      Key Takeaways Georgia can raise educational achievement through a need-based grant for college students, which it currently lacks. Policymakers can structure the grant to target more dollars towards students with financial need, promote racial/ethnic equity and raise

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How Federal Higher Education Proposals Affect Georgia

Key Takeaways: Federal lawmakers face multiple opportunities to support college affordability and completion for Georgians. Increasing Pell Grants would provide an immediate financial boost to more than 280,000 college students in Georgia. Added funding for colleges and universities to support

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2021 Fast Facts on HOPE

  HOPE At-a-Glance provides a quick and simple reference of the state’s six lottery-funded HOPE programs. HOPE provides grants and scholarships to students pursuing technical certificates and diplomas and associate and bachelor’s degrees. This downloadable, one-page fact sheet includes state

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Keeping and Losing HOPE

HOPE scholarships financially support tens of thousands of Georgia college students each year. A first-of-its-kind study from Georgia State University’s Georgia Policy Labs examines how students enrolled in colleges in the University System of Georgia gain and lose HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships throughout

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How Student Debt Worsens Racial Inequality

    Higher education is a pathway to greater financial security and prosperity. The pandemic-induced recession illustrates how Georgians without degrees are most vulnerable during economic downturns, with unemployment rates for individuals with a high school education only—37 percent of

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