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Every year, for several years, students at state-supported universities across Ohio have been faced with tuition increases of four percent, six percent, sometimes nine percent and more. But if Governor Ted Strickland gets his way, those kinds of tuition increases – double and triple the inflation rate – will soon come to an end.
Governor Strickland’s two-year budget proposal includes a large tax cut for homeowners and the elimination of several business tax breaks.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees is expected to approve another tuition increase for the upcoming school year. While university officials say the increase is necessary to offset rising expenses and decreasing state support, students remain frustrated.
Yearly tuition for most Ohio State University undergraduates will surpass $8,000 this fall. Officials are proposing a 6% increase, the highest allowed by state law. They say that will add $477 to the typical student’s tuition bill.
About 20 Ohio State University students joined US Senate candidate Eric Fingerhut at 15th Avenue and High Street Tuesday morning to protest the ever-increasing cost of higher education.
Ohio State University students will receive the largest percentage tuition increase, 13.4%, among state-supported schools.
Ohio State students will return this fall with bigger bills to pay due to the 9 percent tuition increase put into place this summer. WOSU’s Anne Allred caught up with summer quarter graduates to find out how higher tuition is straining students.