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Ohio State University trustees approve eliminating 70 percent of course fees

August 31, 2018

Ohio State University trustees approve eliminating 70 percent of course fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University trustees approved a number of proposals to make attending the university more affordable in a meeting Friday. 

The measures included: 

eliminating about 70 percent of course fees offering in-state tuition to military, veterans and their immediate family members (spouses and children), regardless of where they live;waiving the cost of additional credit hours if students are taking them to complete their degrees or to pursue an internship or research; create a new pilot to deliver lower-cost digital textbooks, beginning with nine courses in the College of Social Work. 

These changes could save students $1.9 million a year. 

President Michael Drake also addressed the board with his “presidential goals” for this school year, which trustees approved. 

Priorities include sexual assault prevention and improving resources for mental health on-campus, according to student newspaper The Lantern.

The affordability measures and those priorities are part of the university’s “Time and Change” strategic plan, which you can read about here

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