ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly 200 Georgia Tech students are attending the Atlanta university debt-free on a new program aimed at helping low-income students.
The Tech Promise program was launched last year for Georgia
students whose families make less than $33,300 annually.
The program creates a package of scholarships, grants and work study
opportunities so that students can graduate without having to take
out student loans.
Many students receive HOPE scholarships, which pay for tuition,
but have to take out loans to pay for room and board.
Tech's program is the first-of-its-kind for a public college in