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2014 General Assembly - Budget Items

Submitted On: Friday, March 28, 2014

Analyst: Walker, Janice/Rhetoric and Composition Journal Editors

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 have been 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

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