STARK LEGISLATORS WERE UNABLE TO PROTECT STARK STUDENTS FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF INCREASED TUITION FEES - KENT STATE HAS ALREADY DECIDED TO HIKE TUITION 3.5%
WILL THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON AND STARK STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY FOLLOW?
The Stark County legislative delegation is a feeble bunch who are not major players in Columbus and therefore Stark County consistently comes out on the short end of the stick in Columbus largess.
Stark State College of Technolgy students and parents should be just a little bit nervous as the Ohio General Assembly works toward fashioning a permanent budget within the next week or so which includes closing a $3.2 billion gap. Currently, the legislators are working on a second temporary budget.
An interesting piece appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal (ABJ) today, Budgeting befuddles universities, by staff writer Carol Biliczky.
In it she talks about the University of Akron and Kent State University concerns about whether or not they face state cuts which, of course, are concerns to Stark Countians because many of our high school graduates attend either Akron or Kent.
Moreover, the worries are much closer to home: Stark State College of Technology located in North Canton, Ohio.
Here is a quote from the ABJ piece on Stark State:
Stark State College has blazoned across its Web page that tuition would be frozen for a third year in a row. But spokeswoman Irene Lewis Mott declined to say whether the college would increase tuition if the state subsidy is short.
So why is it we haven't heard reassuring words from the likes of Oelslager, Schurng, Okey, Slesnick, Snitchler and Schiavone?
How about it guys? Do Stark's students have anything to fear about tuition increases this upcoming school year?