Georgia to receive $1 million higher education grant

Georgia colleges will receive a $1 million grant to help make college more affordable and ensure more students graduate on time.

Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to make the announcement Wednesday at Georgia Tech’s Historic Academy of Medicine with officials from the Lumina Foundation and Complete College America.

Earlier this year, the two national organizations awarded a $1 million grant to Indiana colleges to provide assistance for the "Guided Pathways to Success" program. That program was designed to help students graduate on time by offering streamlined scheduling, advising and structured degrees.

The grant funding would benefit the Complete College Georgia initiative, launched three years ago, which has a goal of increasing the number of college graduates in the state by 250,000 by the year 2020.

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