Central State board to vote on tuition guarantee plan in April

Published: Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 3:56 PM

Central State University campus in Wilbeforce, Ohio. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Central State University campus in Wilbeforce, Ohio. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Central State University could become the next Ohio college to launch a tuition guarantee plan.

The board of trustees for the historically black college will meet next month to vote on the guarantee, which would lock in the price of tuition for students for four years, according to the school.

“Paying for college is a significant investment for students and their families, and CSU will always explore every opportunity to keep a college education affordable and sustainable,” Central State president Cynthia Jackson-Hammond said in a prepared statement.

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If trustees approve the “Marauder Tuition Guarantee,” Central State will become one of several schools that have implemented such a plan in recent years. Wright State University launched a tuition guarantee program last fall and Ohio State University started one in the fall of 2017.

The University of Dayton rolled all its tuition and fees into one price in 2013 and at the same time began offering a four-year tuition guarantee.

In his State Of The State speech last week, Gov. Mike DeWine said he wants to mandate a four-year tuition guarantee at all of Ohio’s public colleges, which include 14 universities and 23 community colleges.

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