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Tuition program benefits

Published 11:16am Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In many cases in today’s business climate having a college degree is considered a leg up. While it seems a seamless transition from high school to a college or university, many students fall under the category of non-traditional.

In 2012, nearly 40 percent of college students were over the age of 25.

The Make Your Mark program offered through Ohio University at both its Ironton and Proctorville campuses is a great way to allow prospective students to ensure they are making the proper choice by enrolling in a degree program.

With the average student loan debt nearing $30,000 for a college senior, providing a cost-effective way to ease students into a program and make a decision that is both feasibly and financially sound is a good option.

We commend Ohio University as a whole, and specifically the Ironton and Proctorville campuses for affording potential students another college option.

This is also smart from the university’s perspective, because administrators can use this time to ensure students will have a clear understanding of the expectations and obligations required.

Overall, this program simply makes sense for the students and the university on many levels.


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