Students saving $144 million on college costs with College Credit Plus program
More than 68,000 Ohio high school students took college classes during the 2016-2017 academic year, earning college credit while meeting their high school graduation requirements. Collectively, their families saved more than $144 million in higher education costs.
Students from public, private and home schools can participate in College Credit Plus, which is open to college-ready students in grades 7-12. State education dollars fund the program. The state negotiates tuition rates with Ohio colleges and universities, resulting in little or no cost to participating students and families.
College Credit Plus is another way Ohio has made higher education more affordable, along with holding down tuition and fees and helping colleges and universities identify efficiencies that can reduce costs and pass on savings to students. College Credit Plus is in its third year. For more information about the program, visit www.ohiohighered.org/ccp.