By next fall, it will be harder for Georgia students who need remedial training to get into a public college or university. The University System of Georgia wants to cut the number of students who enroll but never obtain a degree.
Just three weeks after unveiling legislation to overhaul the state's cash-strapped HOPE scholarship, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the measure into law. The new Republican governor made fixing the landmark scholarship a centerpiece of his legislative agenda this session. The program had been set to go broke as lottery proceeds failed to keep pace with rising tuition and soaring college enrollment.
Governor Nathan Deal wants top-performing Georgia high school students to receive free tuition at public colleges. Deal on Tuesday outlined sweeping changes he is proposing to the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship, which is struggling financially.
The university system of Georgia found that very few students entering this year are undocumented. The analysis comes after one Kennesaw State University student was found to be illegally in the country.
The state’s University System is already running more than $220 million dollars leander for this school year. Now the Board of Regents is approving plans for even deeper cuts if state revenues remain weak.
A committee meeting of state lawmakers Monday sounded the alarm on evaporating funding for Georgia’s HOPE scholarship. One lawmaker says “the days are gone” where lottery proceeds can match money spent on HOPE.