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Editorial – The Toledo Blade: Financial Aid 101

FEATURED EDITORIAL Financial aid 101 Ohio community colleges can close the skills gap, if their students secure a fair share of higher education assistance Ohio’s 23 community colleges have provided opportunities to hundreds of thousands of workers. They boost the state’s economy by offering employers the highly skilled employees they need to compete in the [...]

January 22nd, 2015|Community College News|

College Completion Coaches Program Recognized

For Immediate Release COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2014 edition of “Transforming Communities Through Service” publicationhas listed the AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches Initiative, a strategic partnership between the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, AmeriCorps and ServeOhio, as an innovative program. The AmeriCorps Completion Coaches Initiative, which in the 2013-2014 academic year has placed 25 “Coaches” who [...]

May 6th, 2014|Community College News|

Vindicator: Restore College Financial Aid

An editorial in the Youngstown Vindicator on Dec. 22, 2013 There is no reason that students attending Ohio’s many community colleges should be discriminated against when it comes to receiving state financial assistance. But, that’s exactly the situation today because state government has not restored the Ohio College Opportunity Grants for financially disadvantaged community-college students. [...]

December 22nd, 2013|Community College News|

OACC Wants State Needs Based Aid Restored

Published: Sun, December 8, 2013 @ 12:08 a.m. in the Youngstown Vindicator By Denise Dick denise_dick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Since 2009, Ohio’s community-college students have been ineligible for need-based state aid, and they remain the only higher-education sector that’s still ineligible. The Ohio Association of Community Colleges wants to change that. The association recommends reinstatement of the [...]

December 8th, 2013|Community College News|

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|