HOPE Won’t End, but Will Change

December 13, 2010  |  

(AJC) — Georgia students and their families can expect to spend more of their own money on college now that lawmakers and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal have put dramatic changes to the HOPE scholarship on the table.  Suggestions include decreasing the scholarship’s amount, raising the minimum grade-point average from a 3.0 to a 3.2 and eliminating remedial classes from what’s covered, said Rep. Len Walker, R-Loganville, chairman of the House Higher Education Committee.  Deal said last week that the intent is to “salvage the program.” Walker expects to have formal recommendations by Jan. 1.

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