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Ohio's higher education leader says Governor John Kasich's administration will seek in its upcoming budget to expand partnerships that allow students to take three of four years of their bachelor's degree coursework at a community college.

Chancellor John Carey said Monday expanding "3-plus-1" programs between two- and four-year institutions would continue to reduce Ohio college costs. Kasich's midterm budget also calls for up to 10 bachelor's degrees to be offered through community colleges.

Got Debt? Ohio College Students Are Banking On It

Dec 2, 2013
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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.

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.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected today to announce plans for training programs at three community colleges that will aim to provide certain groups of people with job training and employment services.