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Opportunity Grants Don’t Live Up To Name

An Editorial  From The Canton Repository The issue: State grant restrictions For the past four years, community college students in Ohio have been denied access to the state’s financial aid program for low-income students. This is baffling at best, infuriating at worst. The General Assembly should end this restriction during a state budget review early [...]

December 6th, 2013|Community College News|

Aid Sought for Two Year Students

Aid sought for Ohio students seeking 2-year degrees By  Encarnacion Pyle The Columbus Dispatch Monday November 25, 2013 5:56 AM The leaders of Ohio’s public community colleges say they’re tired of their students being treated like second-class citizens. And they want lawmakers to set aside $20 million so their students can again draw money from [...]

November 25th, 2013|Community College News|

In Ohio, grant changes leave out many in need

From the Community College Times, Washington, DC. In Ohio, grant changes leave out many students in need By Tabitha Whissemore, Published November 21, 2013 ​Community college students in Ohio are paying the price for the decline in state need-based aid. The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) provides financial assistance to low-income students at state colleges [...]

November 21st, 2013|Community College News|

Toledo Blade: Granting Opportunity

an editorial FEATURED EDITORIAL Granting opportunity State lawmakers have wrapped up six public hearings on higher education reform around Ohio, including at Penta Career Center in Perrysburg Township. Topics of the hearings, attended by hundreds of people, included credit transfers, adult education, faculty workloads, dual-enrollment programs, state funding, financial aid, and student debt. However, the [...]

November 4th, 2013|Community College News|

Disadvantage, Ohio

From the Akron Beacon Journal -- an editorial   Ohio doesn’t have enough college graduates, lagging behind the national average, ranking in the high 30s among the states. That shortfall helps to explain the trend of the past three decades, the state’s average income declining sharply relative to other states. The hope long has been [...]

November 3rd, 2013|Community College News|

Left Out In Ohio

From Inside Higher Ed October 25, 2013 By Paul Fain In the recession’s wake, Ohio began earmarking money from its dwindling need-based financial aid program to students in specific sectors of higher education, including for-profits and private nonprofit colleges. But in a move critics call unfair and even discriminatory, community college students got the boot. The [...]

October 25th, 2013|Community College News|

Letter to the Editor — The Blade – McColley

College grants to aid labor pool As Henry County’s economic development director, I have seen firsthand the struggle local manufacturers go through to recruit and maintain skilled labor . Our skilled-labor shortage is an alarming issue that must be dealt with proactively by supporting our community colleges, which are the main suppliers of skilled labor. [...]

October 6th, 2013|Community College News|

Letter to the Editor — The Blade – Stinziano

Letters to the Editor 2-year collegians need state help   I couldn’t agree more with The Blade that Ohio’s two-year students deserve access to state need-based aid (“Higher education” editorial, Sept. 21). Community colleges continue to be a key driver of work-force development training and high-quality and affordable undergraduate education. That students at community colleges [...]

October 6th, 2013|OACC News|

News Release: Rafinski Named Interim President

For Immediate Release RAFINSKI NAMED INTERIM OACC PRESIDENT  COLUMBUS, Ohio --  Karen Rafinski, Ph.D., has been named the Interim President of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Dr. Rafinski, who is President Emeriti of Clark State Community College in Springfield, began her duties with the OACC on Sept. 16 and will stay on as interim [...]

September 18th, 2013|OACC News|