Students In Ohio Protest Tuition Hikes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Students across Ohio are protesting recent tuition increases enacted or proposed at eight of the state’s 14 public universities.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (bit.ly/1rE2CR1) some of those who are upset by rising costs have joined the Ohio Student Association to organize “teach-ins” and rallies on campuses.

The University of Akron became the latest institution to approve an increase when it raised tuition by 2 percent last week. The University of Cincinnati, Youngstown State and Shawnee State also have approved hikes.

The newspaper reports four other schools have proposed increases: Miami, Wright State and Ohio universities and the University of Toledo.

One student protester says some of her friends work full-time and can barely make ends meet.

Universities say drops in enrollment and cuts in state aid make the increases necessary.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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