ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Georgia students will get less money from the HOPE scholarship next year.
Beginning July 1st HOPE's book allowance will be cut in half. Students will only get $150 per semester for books.
Workers at DORKS Textbooks in Albany say the average book costs more than $100 and some cost more than $300.
"I want at least enough to cover the books I'm getting, you know? Not just enough for one book or half a book even," said Steven Barrera, a Darton College student.
The book allowance reduction won't apply to students who qualify for need-based federal Pell grants. State lawmakers will consider more HOPE cuts and restrictions in the upcoming General Assembly session.