The new chancellor at the Ohio Department of Higher Education said college affordability and workforce training will continue to be a focus of the administration as it prepares to unveil its budget proposal.
Expect increased support in need-based financial aid, said Chancellor Randy Gardner, specifically mentioning funding for Ohio College Opportunity Grant, or OCOG, program, which provides money to state residents demonstrating the highest levels of financial need for college.
“I’m confident there will be a solid increase in support for OCOG and for need-based financial aid,” Gardner said in a recent interview with The Dispatch. “That’s an area of our state budget that hasn’t been Ohio’s strongest point … We will make gains in that area.”
Gardner takes the helm of the department after