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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Current and future technical college students are now one signature away from an easier path to financial assistance.

Governor Nathan Deal plans to sign House Bill 372 into law. It would reinstate the 2.0 minimum GPA requirement for technical college students to be eligible for the HOPE Grant.

Thousands of students lost the award in 2011 when the GPA requirement was raised to 3.0.

"Many of those students have other obligations, family, jobs, and they're trying to be able to uphold all their responsibilities with their family while still going to school and this will probably relieve some of that financial stress on them," said SWGTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth.

Bill supporters estimate the lower GPA requirement would allow about 5,000 students to re-enroll in the grant program.

 

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