Mon., December 13, 2010 3:04pm (EST)

Students Prepare to Protest
By Courtney Ward
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Students attending public colleges and universities are planning to protest possible HOPE changes. (image courtesy c.elle flickr)
Students attending public colleges and universities are planning to protest possible HOPE changes. (image courtesy c.elle flickr)
Students at several public universities are planning their response to possible HOPE Scholarship cuts. This comes after Governor-elect Nathan Deal hinted that changes in fee and book allowances may be needed to sustain HOPE.

Hira Mahmoud with Georgia Students for Public Higher Education says students across the state are preparing to stand up against law makers proposing changes.

“The January 15th conference is going to kind of set the foundation for being able to effectively respond to any new legislation that will go through in regards to education and also response to the Board of Regents to let them know that they do have a student presence and they need to respond to it.”

Mahmoud says there will be statewide protests throughout this years legislative session if cuts are made that limit the availability of the HOPE scholarship.