The budget for next fiscal year passed by the 2014 Georgia General Assembly included several items of note for those in higher education, including:
- Technical colleges gained several new programs
- Tuition assistance totaling $5 million for high demand job training like diesel mechanics, welding, health and technology
- $7.3 million for “Zell Miller” Scholarships paying 100% tuition for students with a 3.5 GPA or higher
- $2.15 million for tuition and costs for dual enrolled students
- In lottery funds, Gov. Deal has created a $10 million Low-Interest Loan Program
- State employees will receive merit-based 1% pay increases (Note: At Georgia Southern University, we have been told that we havebeen allocated 0.75% for merit and compression, the first such allocation in over 5 years).
For information on the CCCC Task Statement on Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Composition: Policy and Best Practices, adopted by the CCCC Executive Committee in November 2012, see http://www.ncte.org/cccc/resources/positions/dualcredit.