HOPE Book Allowance Cut in Half
ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia college students will get less money from
the HOPE Scholarship next year.
Beginning July 1, a book allowance that helps students pay for
textbooks will be cut in half, the Georgia Student Finance
Commission said. That according to the Georgia Student Finance
Commission which administers the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship
In a letter to college officials, commission president Tim
Connell said the reduction in the book allowance – now $150 per
semester – wont apply to students who qualify for need-based
federal Pell grants.
State politicians have been warning of imminent cuts in HOPE
benefits for months as spending on the scholarships continues to
outpace income from the sale of lottery tickets