student debt

Report: Ohio's Student-Debt Law Is 'Punitive'

Feb 26, 2020

Updated: 10:53 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

An Ohio law requiring colleges to turn over student debt to the state attorney general’s office for collection is disproportionally harming low-income students of color, according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio, a Cleveland-based nonprofit.

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Lt. Gov. Candidate Sutton Visits Her Alma Mater

Oct 31, 2018
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The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor made a stop at Kent State University Wednesday to talk about healthcare, women’s rights and student debt.

Betty Sutton, who graduated from the university, held a meet and greet for students and community members. Sutton said her campaign will stand up for students when it comes to dealing with the growing problem of student debt.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Graduates of Kent State University finished their degrees with more student loan debt than at any other public institution in Ohio last year. That’s according to a national study of debt from a non-profit research group that focuses on higher education.

The report from the Institute for College Access and Success shows 64 percent of Ohio undergrads completed their bachelor’s with some kind of student debt in 2016. At Kent State, 76 percent of graduates had student loans, which averaged more than $33,000.

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Ohio's College Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country

Apr 28, 2016
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Ohio is near the bottom in college affordability and state funding to help students pay for a college degree, according to a University of Pennsylvania study.

The study ranks Ohio 45th in the nation when it comes to affordability and financial support. And it says the state has the fourth-most expensive public colleges.