Incoming College Students in Ohio Face Higher Tuition

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Students who plan to attend a number of Ohio colleges or universities this fall will face higher bills as governing boards across the state approve tuition increases.

The Youngstown State Board of Governors approved a six percent hike Thursday for incoming freshman under their tuition guarantee program. That program allows Ohio schools to increase their costs for a new class of students, but that price must remain the same for their next four years of their attendance.

Ohio State University’s board will consider a similar resolution Friday to increase its rates by about 1 and a half percent. A university statement says the proposal would allow the school to keep up with the cost of inflation.

Kent State and Ohio Universities have also approved increases for their incoming freshman classes. The University of Cincinnati, though, says its tuition will remain at $11,000 a year for its newest students.