Press Release

Department of Higher Education Awards Research Incentive Funding for Infant Mortality Research

Three public universities and one independent university in Ohio will receive Research Incentive funding from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to conduct research regarding infant mortality issues in Ohio.

Campuses receiving funding are Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, and Mount St. Joseph University.

Department of Higher Education Awards Research Incentive Funding for Addiction Research

Four universities and a children’s hospital will receive Research Incentive funding from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to conduct research regarding substance use disorders in Ohio.

Campuses receiving funding are Cleveland State University, Wright State University, Bowling Green State University, and Case Western Reserve University. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will also receive a share of the funds.

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.

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