Lowers GPA

HOPE for technical students

by Sarah Fay Campbell

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Skip Sullivan

In 2011, the Georgia General Assembly made several changes to HOPE, with the intention of putting the scholarship program on firmer financial footing. 

But one change — raising the Grade Point Average for the HOPE Grant from 2.0 to 3.0, led to thousands of Georgia’s technical school students losing their HOPE Grant and dropping out of school. Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed a bill that takes it back to 2.0.

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