Ga. leaders hope to educate students on borrowing for college

January 3, 2019

The University System of Georgia is preparing a new program to make students better aware of college costs, particularly borrowing, and how much they’ll have to pay after graduation.

The plans, scheduled to start in early 2019, include giving students detailed student-award letters with the recommended borrowing amount, sending students messages — possibly via text message and/or email — explaining how much they’ll owe in student loans, and utilizing artificial intelligence and chatbots to answer questions during the financial aid application process.

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