Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Career College Students Protest Cut
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More than 22,000 students currently receive state grants to help them attend privately-owned CAREER colleges. They teach everything from accounting to pharmaceutical skills. The grants for low-income students can range up to nearly $4,000 dollars a year. That help in paying tuition may soon be cut in the new state budget. That’s why the students and the owners of the colleges they attend staged a rally Thursday at the Ohio statehouse. More than 150 people were there.
The state says the gap can be partially filled by federal grants, and that the governor has no intention of doing away with funding completely.