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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:12am

Hope Scholarship Cuts Revealed Tomorrow

Updated: 3 years ago.
An after-school program welcomes attendees to the Educators Appreciation Reception at Fort McPherson (Photo courtesy of Kevin Stabinsky from FamilyMWR via Flickr.)

Tomorrow, lawmakers are expected to reveal details about their plan to cut HOPE scholarship funding.

State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers says one thing that's for sure is that the HOPE grant will no longer be able to provide full school tuition.

He says the amount of the scholarship may be decoupled from the university that the HOPE student wants to attend.

"We need to reevaluate on a yearly basis the amount of revenue generated by the lottery and how much we can spend for HOPE scholarships and pre-K. So without decoupling, I don't see how you solve this problem."

The scholarship is likely to be cut by 10 percent and Pre-kindergarten may pay for fewer hours per day.

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