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Old 01-20-2020, 04:46 PM
 
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Harvard offers full scholarships to most families with a net worth below $1 million. Harvard was shamed into doing this when the NYtimes ran a Sunday editorial taking them to task on not offering enough scholarships when their endowment is earning more in interest than the total cost of tuition for the entire undergrad student body. The endowment is over $40 billion & made $1.7 billion in interest last year.
Interesting, because it was always based upon income, not net worth. Many other Ivys are the same.

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Old 01-20-2020, 05:54 PM
 
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Interesting, because it was always based upon income, not net worth. Many other Ivys are the same.

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I am pulling this from memory several years ago but I think it was a million net worth, it may have other requirements.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:01 AM
 
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The GA option is awesome because it offers any B student a way to fund college and keeps them in state. I don’t think the criteria require the student to be graduating from only high-income families or high-performing schools.
That is a really good point that the Hope and Zell Miller scholarships are popular because it offers basically any B student a way to fund a college education and helps to keep them in the state of Georgia.

Though there has been some criticism that the lack of an income-eligibility cap (which used to be $100k and existed until 1995) tilts the benefit of the Hope and Zell Miller scholarships towards students from higher-income families who may be able to better afford paying college costs.

That is instead of making sure that all qualified students from lower-income families will be able to pay their college costs, as the intent of the program seemed to be originally.

On the other hand, one of the benefits to the state's university system (particularly for the state's highest-profile schools like the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech) is that the lack of an income-eligibility cap on the Hope and Zell Miller scholarships may have helped schools like UGA and GT attract many more in-state A and B average students from higher-income families that may have attended out-of-state colleges otherwise.

Which is something that is a factor because, in addition to being a prime recruiting area for out-of-state college athletic programs, Georgia (even with academic challenges of many inner-urban and rural schools) is a prime ground for out-of-state academic recruiting.

That is particularly in metro Atlanta's more affluent urban and suburban neighborhoods where there are many high-quality public and private schools and where competition to recruit the best students and athletes can be high.

I personally would like to see an emphasis on BOTH keeping as many of the highest academically performing students in state as possible (particularly at established public schools like UGA and GT, and even at rising and up-and-coming public schools like Kennesaw State, Georgia State, Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia Southern, etc.) AND helping out as many qualified lower-income students as possible by covering as much of their college education costs as possible.

… Which is why (even though I personally am not a gambler), I do support expanding legal gaming and gambling beyond the Georgia Lottery, so that more money for education can be collected from whatever gaming sources will generate the most revenue.
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:27 PM
 
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The Borgata in AC is the only non Vegas casino that I would say comes close to that kind of upscale feel, dining and entertainment. It's the only casino on the east coast I would even consider visiting... but I really would not go out of my way. Vegas is a world class destination. There are so many top notch resorts that that draw in people from all over. A casino in Georgia would likely be subpar and mostly draw in locals. Probably a lot of lower income folks who cant afford to lose their money. I have seen these types of casinos in other areas. They are depressing places and can be a drain on the local economy.
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:45 PM
 
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will casinos pay the extra money it's going to take to deal with all the drugs and crime casinos bring? No. It is a case study in economic externality. We will end up paying with tax dollars. That net negative would definitely overshadow other aspects. It would ruin Savannah. Hell no. Let's see if Brian Kemp takes a stand on his moral values as a conservative against the casinos. It will be interesting to see if lobbyist money changes Republican minds on that.
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