ohio department of higher education

Ohio House’s version of the budget nixes DeWine’s proposed merit-based scholarships

BY: - May 5, 2023

The House’s version of Ohio’s operating budget gets rid of Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed state-wide merit scholarships and cuts back on the funding DeWine originally proposed to a grant program that helps students who have the highest level of financial need.  The Ohio House recently approved their version of the budget after DeWine introduced his proposed budget […]

Ohio colleges get funding boosts for security

BY: - September 1, 2021

Through recently announced grant funding and boosts from the Ohio Controlling Board, higher education across the state will be able to conduct security improvement projects, and continue an initiative regarding sexual violence on campuses. The controlling board approved several funding requests for state colleges and universities, but they also approved a request from the Ohio […]

Continued student loan debt pause could help many Ohioans

BY: - August 10, 2021

With Ohioans carrying millions of dollars in student loan debt, it may come as a relief to many that the U.S. Department of Education announced a “final” extension on pausing student loan repayment. The federal agency said the extension will last until Jan. 31, 2022, which President Joe Biden’s administration said is a “definitive end […]

How Ohio has responded to COVID-19: Part Two

BY: - June 4, 2020

The first big decision had been made. The popular Arnold Sports Festival, which brought tens of millions of dollars in economic activity to central Ohio, would be held in limited capacity to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.  The date was March 5. There had not yet been a positive test of the virus […]