Chancellor Jim Petro en Panel Urges Tuition Changes to Boost Ohio Grads <p>A panel studying ways to boost Ohio's college graduation rate says tuition should be raised on students to out-of-state rates and the state should withhold money from those students' institutions if they're taking too long to graduate.</p><p>In a report released Tuesday, the Complete College Ohio Task Force says institutions should tie tuition guarantees to completing on a set schedule, and distribute financial aid like a paycheck to encourage students to work less and take more classes.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Associated Press 25079 at Chancellor Seeks Mandate Relief for Ohio Colleges <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio&#39;s higher education chief has released details of a program for easing regulations on public universities if they agree to give up some state money.</p><p>Chancellor Jim Petro posted his proposal online Wednesday for creating semi-private enterprise or charter universities. He has scheduled a question-and-answer session with administrators and reporters Thursday.</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:01:12 +0000 Associated Press 2956 at