Great news for Ohioans going to college.

Students attending Central State University and other Ohio schools could see tuition drop by as much as 5% under the Senate Bill 4 that would relieve some students of the burden of cost of school.

Dubbed the “The Senate Challenge,” the bill “would require each state institution of higher education to develop a plan to reduce in-state student cost of attendance by 5% for the 2016-17 academic year.”

[quote_box_center]From The Akron Legal News: As used in the bill, “state institution of higher education” means the University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, Central State University, University of Cincinnati, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Miami University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Shawnee State University, University of Toledo, Wright State University, Youngstown State University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University and any community college, state community college, university branch or technical college.

“While I do believe we need to make college more affordable for the average student, I do not believe that we need to micromanage higher education,” Faber said, noting that SB 4 is meant to establish the goal of reducing the cost of tuition and student costs by 5 percent and then empower the state’s public universities to accomplish the objective.

Under the bill, each university would have to submit its plan to reduce costs to the chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents by Sept. 1.[/quote_box_center]

CSU, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is the state’s only public historically black college or university (HBCU). The school also is widely known as the state’s most affordable 4-year college. Central State serves mostly Black students, many of whom receive federal aid.

Its down-the-street rival is Wilberforce University, the country’s oldest public or private Black college.

According to the school website, last year tuition and fees at CSU was priced at $3,123 for in-state students, and $6,964 for students out-of-state for the 2014-15 academic year, respectfully.

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