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November 14, 2003

Tifton- The scholarship study commission is recommending that HOPE no longer pay for books and fees, that the number of eligible hours is capped and eligibility is limited to students who don't already hold bachelor's degrees.

"I hated to see us lose the book allowance but maybe in the future we can get our budget back steady enough where we can implement the books, and who knows this might even get some of our books stores to start decreasing the prices some," says public school representative for the commission, Chase Daughtrey.

While basing eligibility on SAT scores was not part of the formal recommendation, the majority of the commission members support the idea.

They say it would not be a cost saving measure, but rather a push to get students to make higher scores on the test.

Posted at 5:30 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com