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Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2018
Ohio has a world-class network of public colleges. However, the state lags behind the nation in college attainment. Recognizing that the state must improve these numbers, Ohio policymakers have committed to a goal of 65 percent college attainment by 2025. Despite the state's attainment goal, Ohio does not have a college promise program. The Ohio…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Grants, College Attendance, State Programs
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2018
Ohio has a world-class network of public colleges. However, the state lags behind the nation in college attainment. Recognizing that the state must improve these numbers, Ohio policymakers have committed to a goal of 65 percent college attainment by 2025. Despite the state's attainment goal, Ohio does not have a college promise program. The Ohio…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Grants, College Attendance, State Programs
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
For many people in the United States, college paves the way to the middle class. Programs like Pell Grants and government backed loans help students afford a college degree. These programs help young Americans gain the skills they need to get a good job. But too many Ohioans struggle to afford college and pay back student loans. The Trump…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Federal Aid, Grants, Undergraduate Students
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
For many in the United States, debt is the price of upward mobility. An increasing number of jobs require some college, and wages are higher for people with college degrees. As states cut funding for higher education, colleges have passed the costs on to students. Nationally, 44.2 million people -- one sixth of the population -- hold a total of…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid, Loan Repayment, Loan Default
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
Higher education prepares students to get good jobs and benefits communities by helping graduates make positive contributions to civic life and the economy. A college degree is increasingly becoming a requirement to earn a middle-class income. Unfortunately, attaining higher education often means assuming the burden of student debt, which…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial)