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Georgia Lawmakers Look to Try Again to Increase Need-Based College Aid

By Vanessa McCray, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia lawmakers plan to reexamine a proposal to expand need-based grants that help students who can’t afford to finish college.

The Georgia College Completion Grant program launched in 2022 after legislators authorized providing up to $2,500 to students who’ve completed 80% of their college credits and have a financial aid gap.

During the 2023 legislative session, lawmakers pushed to broaden the program. They overwhelmingly passed a measure that would have bumped up the maximum award amount to $3,500 and made students eligible for aid earlier in their academic studies.

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