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Plan would restore lower GPA for HOPE Grant

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ATLANTA (WTOC) -

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday a proposal to change the HOPE Grant requirement to its original level.

Deal announced that he plans to return the HOPE Grant GPA requirement to 2.0 after being raised to 3.0 two years ago due to budget reasons. The change would require legislative action.

The state is able to expand funds for the HOPE Grants because of recent growth in lottery revenues, according to the governor's office. In the first six months of this fiscal year, deposits were up $32 million, a 7.6 percent increase over the same period the year before.

Deal also announced plans change language that would move higher education funding in Georgia from an enrollment-based formula to an outcomes-based formula, which is recommended by the Higher Education Funding Commission. See the commission's report

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