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Task Force Investigates Higher Education Costs in State

Governor John Kasich speaking at Sinclair Community College Thursday.
Lewis Wallace

Republican Gov. John Kasich is challenging Ohio’s college and university leaders to lower costs to students by creating a new affordability and efficiency task force. 

Governor Kasich says the creation of this task force is the next step in the journey to bringing down the cost of higher education. He noted shared services, space utilization and commercialization as some ideas that could be considered. 

“Anybody who is not living on the moon understands the fact that everybody feels the pressure of rising college and university costs,” Kasich said. 

He says the group will deliver recommendations in about nine months. The governor’s budget proposal includes a 2 percent tuition increase cap for colleges and universities in the next fiscal year and a tuition freeze the year after that.