Ohio Association of Community Colleges wants need-based state aid restored

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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 Ohio College Opportunity Grants for financially disadvantaged community-college students by establishing a $1,000 per semester performance- based workforce grant. The grant would be for up to $2,000 per academic year.

Cuts were made to needs-based aid across the board in 2009 because of the economic recession, but the sectors have since been added back in, including private and proprietary colleges.

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