Ohio Colleges http://wyso.org en Fitzgerald Campaign Targets Student Debt http://wyso.org/post/fitzgerald-campaign-targets-student-debt <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b0ea8030-b493-7044-8284-daed54d330d6"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Sharen Neuhardt is speaking at Sinclair Community College Thursday afternoon about Ed Fitzgerald’s platform on higher education. Neuhardt says if Fitzgerald is elected governor, he will establish a fund that helps Ohio students begin saving for college in kindergarten. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:00:04 +0000 Lewis Wallace 51596 at http://wyso.org Got Debt? Ohio College Students Are Banking On It http://wyso.org/post/got-debt-ohio-college-students-are-banking-it <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College applications deadlines are approaching, and Ohio students are facing the daunting question of how to fund their education. Financial aid is down in the state, and student debt is up.</span></p><p>The total budget for need-based aid in the state of Ohio peaked in 2008 at $183 million, while the 2013 budget is just $86 million. Budget cuts in 2009 are responsible for a lot of that change, and while federal Pell Grant funding has increased dramatically, that growth has been outpaced by increases in tuition and living costs.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42565 at http://wyso.org Got Debt? Ohio College Students Are Banking On It Ohio Higher Education Presidents Meet To Discuss Incentivizing Graduation http://wyso.org/post/ohio-higher-education-presidents-meet-discuss-incentivizing-graduation <p>There was quite a meeting of the minds in Gov. John Kasich’s office, as the presidents of many of Ohio’s public universities and community colleges gathered to put forward their ideas on improving Ohio’s public education system. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on their reform plan. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:59:56 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 25867 at http://wyso.org Chancellor Seeks Mandate Relief for Ohio Colleges http://wyso.org/post/chancellor-seeks-mandate-relief-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 http://wyso.org