New program intended to increase retention could cut tuition by 10 percent.

retention-tuitionOhio’s Clark State Community College is taking a proactive approach to reducing the cost of education by launching a challenge program that could cut tuition up to 10 percent and surpasses new requirements laid out by lawmakers.

The program, also aimed at increasing retention, allows students to get a 5- to 10-percent tuition reduction for taking more credit hours and maintaining good grades. It was approved at the Board of Trustees’ March meeting.

Students who take 12 or more credit hours, receive a grade of C or better in each course and enroll in 12-14 credit hours the following semester will receive a 5-percent reduction in tuition for that following semester, school leaders said.

(Next page: The next steps in the program’s approval process)

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