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Taxpayers on hook for ‘free’ university courses taken by Ohio’s middle-, high-school students

Taxpayers on hook for ‘free’ university courses taken by Ohio’s middle-, high-school students

“Free university credit” for seventh-graders and older pupils – the appeal of this popular dual-enrollment program that Ohio put in effect a 12 months ago – is not free for school districts. With few exceptions, moms and dads aren’t getting a bill when it comes to college credit hours kids can accumulate. But college districts – meaning the taxpayers – are spending money on it.

Free college credit for seventh-graders and older students the lure associated with the popular dual-enrollment program that Ohio put in impact a 12 months ago isnt free for college districts.

When you look at the 2015-16 college 12 months, South-Western schools invested about $250,000 on university Credit Plus. The Hilliard region calculated its cost that is final at185,000.

Pickerington schools say their price for 2015-16 had been about $172,000, plus $20,000 for textbooks. Thats up from about $60,000 when it comes to old Post-Secondary Enrollment choice system into the 2014-15 college 12 months, and therefore system didnt need districts to fund university textbooks. Continue reading Taxpayers on hook for ‘free’ university courses taken by Ohio’s middle-, high-school students