Press Release

Governor DeWine Declares October FAFSA Completion Month in Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine has declared October FAFSA Completion Month in Ohio, stressing the importance of having students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for funding for their postsecondary education.

“I believe every Ohio child should have the opportunity to achieve their dream,” Governor DeWine said. “Completing the FAFSA, pursuing other scholarships, and having a financial plan to pursue postsecondary education helps put those dreams in reach.”

Governor DeWine Signs ‘Student-Focused’ Ohio Budget into Law

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Ohio’s new biennial operating budget today. Chancellor Randy Gardner calls the new budget student focused and a positive investment in Ohio’s future.

“After 33 years in the General Assembly and 16 budgets, this may be the most student-focused state budget I’ve seen for higher education,” Chancellor Gardner said. “This budget centers on affordability while helping prepare Ohio for a fast-changing economy and high-quality jobs through workforce preparation, more need-based financial aid, and strategic scholarships.”

Chancellor Announces Grants to Support Foster Youth

Grant funding designed to help students from the foster care system pursue their dreams of higher education has been awarded to 16 community colleges and three universities in Ohio.

The Short-Term Certificate Foster Youth Grant equally divides a statewide total of $385,000 in short-term certificate funding to help students from foster care earn credentials and certificates that will help them achieve their academic and career goals.

Annual In-Demand Jobs Week Scheduled for May 6-10

Ohioans interested in learning more about the jobs, skills, and industries that are in high demand among Ohio employers should mark their calendars for In-Demand Jobs Week May 6-10.

Ohio has more than 270,000 job postings that are considered “in demand,” in fields ranging from engineering and graphic design to accounting and physical therapy. Although Ohio has an abundance of in-demand jobs, more than 60 percent of which pay in excess of $50,000 per year, few Ohioans know those opportunities exist locally.

Kent State Receives Share of OhioCorps Pilot Program Grant

Kent State University is one of five public universities to receive a share of a $2.5 million OhioCorps pilot program grant administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Funding will be used to provide at-risk secondary students with guidance and positive role models that will help them succeed as they transition to higher education. KSU received a grant in the amount of $499,900.