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Many Georgia students left school after losing lottery-backed college grants

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — More than 11,000 Georgians lost HOPE grants to attend state technical colleges when the state legislature imposed tougher academic requirements in 2011, and more than half have not re-enrolled in school as of this fall, according to Technical College System of Georgia statistics. As a way of curbing the costs of the lottery-funded HOPE program, state lawmakers in 2011 raised...

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