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Young Harris College Hosts Georgia Student Finance Commission Quarterly Board Meeting

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College recently hosted the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) quarterly board meeting in the Hatcher Dining Room of the Rollins Campus Center on the YHC campus.

YHC President Cathy Cox welcomed the GSFC Board of Commissioners and provided a campus update prior to their meeting. Recent YHC graduate Breann Lindsey, ’16, of Lindale, Ga., shared personal experiences of how she has benefitted from programs sponsored by GSFC including the HOPE Scholarship and the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant. A student-led tour of the YHC campus followed the conclusion of the meeting.

GSFC is one of the most successful state student aid operations in the nation. Founded in 1965 as the State Scholarship Commission, the agency’s primary function was to provide and service educational loans.

Over the years, GSFC has grown to be the administrator of more than 20 state- and lottery-funded scholarships, grants and service-cancelable loan programs that ensure Georgians have an opportunity to access education beyond high school. In addition, GSFC provides free financial aid consultation to K-12, postsecondary institutions and community organizations across the state to help students and their families prepare to pay for college.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,200 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and is a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2015-2016 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit

YHC President Cathy Cox  and student

YHC President Cathy Cox (left) and recent YHC graduate Breann Lindsey, ’16, (center) met with Georgia Student Finance Commission President Tricia Chastain (right) during GSFC’s quarterly board meeting held on the YHC campus.