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Low-income students at independent not-for-profit colleges receive more financial aid than at public colleges First-generation graduates of not-for-profit independent colleges are more likely to graduate on time First-generation students at not-for-profit independent colleges are more likely to graduate First-generation and low-income graduates of not-for-profit independent colleges are more likely to vote 98 Percent of full-time freshmen receive some form of financial aid 70% of institutional grants awarded to students are need-based 98% of full-time freshmen receive some form of financial aid 55% of students attending GICA member colleges and universities are non-white. 46% of students attending GICA member colleges and universities are Pell Grant recipients. Georgia's independent colleges and universities are dedicated to providing a seamless transition for Georgia's brightest students. 25 GICA member colleges accept dual credit coursework earned prior to admission. 59% of graduates of smaller private colleges finish within four years whereas 38% of graduates of regional public universities finish within four years. GICA's independent colleges are growing! We partner with the state to educate the future workforce. GICA independent colleges and universities contributed $560.7 million in salaries and wages in 2011-2012. GICA member institutions are dedicated to providing a seamless transition for Georgia's brightest students. Students in STEM fields are more likely to graduate on time from private colleges. Students of color at private colleges are more likely to graduate. The highest Federal recognition of commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. "My family does not have the ability to fund my educational pursuits, so federal and state aid along with institutional grants have made it possible for me to receive a high-quality education from knowledgeable and passionate professors in small class settings" 80% of employers think every student should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts. These institutions commit to provide affordable higher education to Veterans by partially or fully funding tuition and fee expenses that exceed the studentâs GI Bill benefits.
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