– Update on Feb. 26: House Bill 218 proposes to extend the time that students have to use the HOPE Scholarship from seven to 10 years after high school. – Update on Feb. 20: House Bill 928 proposes to extend the time
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Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed 2019 budget includes $70.5 million in added lottery funds, bringing the total for Georgia’s lottery-funded Pre-Kindergarten and HOPE financial aid programs to $1.2 billion. About $834 million is for HOPE and $367 million is for Pre-K.
For most University of Georgia students, securing the HOPE or Zell B. Miller scholarships in high school was never a question. According to University System of Georgia data for fall 2015, 98 percent of in-state, first-time freshmen attending UGA received
Georgia today fails to fully leverage the state’s most powerful economic asset—its own people. The most successful, prosperous states are those that build a broad and inclusive middle class, with ample opportunities for people to work their way into it.
Lawmakers appear poised to try something new to help struggling communities in rural Georgia and our neighbors from Blue Ridge to Thomasville are no doubt glad to receive the attention. Ideas floated recently by a state House study committee range
Gov. Nathan Deal gave his eighth and final State of the State address, titled Orchards of Opportunity, Thursday morning, highlighting accomplishments and challenges throughout his tenure, taking a focus on business and looking ahead in 2018. The GBPI team provided commentary
More jobs these days require some kind of college education. The rising cost of higher education stands between a lot of Georgians and their diplomas. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute has issued some recommendations to make college more affordable and accessible. Read
Six Proposals to Build on HOPE’s Foundation Making a college degree affordable for more Georgians is one of the best investments the state can make in its economy and workforce. Higher education can be a place of profound transformation, where
With the 2018-19 FAFSA application opening at the beginning of this month, most students are set to apply, but others are dealing with the issue of covering what their last aid awards didn’t. Georgia is one of the only two
Education beyond high school increases earning potential, strengthens the workforce, boosts economic development and helps move people up the economic ladder. Georgia’s public colleges and universities provide a strong foundation for people to realize these benefits. The state is a