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Ohio State to Offer New Grants to 12,400 In-State Undergrads

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Ohio State University says 12,400 students will qualify for new need-based grants next year as part of the school's effort to make itself more affordable to low and middle-income families.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1MaKqb0 ) the grants of $1,000 or $1,500 will be for in-state undergraduate students.

State officials have recently urged public universities to contain student costs. Ohio State President Michael Drake said that affordability, accessibility and excellence have always been his goals.

The $15 million program aims to reverse decades of almost continuous tuition and fee increases. University officials announced last month they will freeze all student costs for in-state undergraduates for the first time in 40 years.

The new grants will be paid for with discretionary funds available through savings and cost containment in other.

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