If you’re a Georgia High School student or a student-atheist, you may have to apply to apply through your school’s Department of Financial Aid, the Associated Press reported.
The Georgia Department of Education has made it easier for students and athletes to apply this summer to scholarships for academic scholarships, sports teams and other sports.
The department recently expanded the scholarship opportunities to include scholarship money for high school students.
But if you need help applying, AP found that Georgia high schools are being encouraged to help with the application process.
In the past, applicants had to submit their application to a specific office within the department, which is not a viable option for most students, AP reported.
In 2016, the Georgia Legislature passed legislation to make the department a “bond” agency.
Under the new legislation, the department will be responsible for determining how students can apply for financial aid.
The bill was approved by the Georgia Senate, and is now headed to the House for consideration.
The department will work with schools to make sure that they have a clear path to receive financial aid, the AP reported, adding that Georgia will also be working to encourage the adoption of student-based scholarship programs.
The AP did not identify the high schools that were being asked to help.