According to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, administrators from two-and-four year colleges and universities have submitted affordability plans that would reduce the cost of earning a degree by 5% for all in-state undergraduate students. These plans mostly target high school students interested in attending college. It should be noted that some institutions already have precollege programs in place such as the College Credit Plus in which qualified high school students may earn up to four years of college credit for free while in high school. They’re dual enrolled. Therefore, students would graduate with a high school diploma and a possibly an associate’s degree from a two-year college. Another option would be to use those earned credits towards a bachelor’s degree at a four year institution.
Does your college or university have a College Credit Plus program? More importantly, are parents and students aware of these options? Learn more by visiting the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s website: ohiohighered.org/affordability-efficiency/five-percent-reduction-plans.