Georgia lawmakers file bill to make HOPE more accessible
Georgia lawmakers filed a bill last week to help students from Georgia technical colleges get qualified for state scholarship program HOPE.
The House Bill 372 has bipartisan support and was filed by one of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s floor leaders Rep. Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville.
Other sponsors include Stacey Evans, D-Smyrna, Amy Carter, R-Valdosta, Chad Nimmer, R-Blackshear, Matt Hatchett, R-Dublin, and Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs.
The goal of the legislation is to encourage more students to attend and remain in Georgia technical colleges and universities.
One of the provisions within the H.B. 372 is to lower qualifying GPA to 2.0 from 3.0.