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.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,