Strengthen Georgia’s Workforce by Making College Affordable for All: Six Proposals to Build on HOPE’s Foundation
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Making a college degree affordable for more Georgians is one of the best investments the state can make in its economy and workforce. Higher education can be a place of profound transformation, where a low-income student can leave with the tools needed to be a middle-income worker and support a family. When students from low- and high-income families attend the same college, they earn similar salaries afterward. Higher education can level the playing field for students of different socioeconomic backgrounds and helps boost the broader economy in the process. In this report, the author points out six proposals to increase access and financing to higher education.