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Ohio State University trustees to vote on eliminating 70 percent of course fees

August 28, 2018

Ohio State University trustees to vote on eliminating 70 percent of course fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University trustees will vote on whether to eliminate 70 percent of all course fees. 

Course fees, which can amount to hundreds of dollars, pay for costs such as laboratory sessions. The proposal, which the board will vote on Thursday, would cut 278 course fees. Fees would remain in lab-heavy majors and for third-party costs such as first-aid training. 

The board will also vote on other plans to make attending the university more affordable, including: 

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. 

If approved, these changes could save students $1.9 million a year, according to a press release.

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