Ashland University to cut tuition by more than $10,000

ASHLAND, Ohio - A northeast Ohio private university says it is cutting tuition by more than $10,000 for the following academic year in an effort to make higher education more accessible to students.

Ashland University on Tuesday announced the move, which will apply to all full-time students enrolled in the 2014-2015 school year. The university says tuition will be almost $19,000. Students living on campus are expected to pay close to $30,000 when tuition, fees, room and board are factored.

The university's vice president of enrollment management, Scott Van Loo, says the changes will help the school recruit more full-time undergraduates to its main campus.

The university's announcement came less than a week after President Barack Obama pitched an overhaul of federal student aid saying that higher education shouldn't be a luxury.

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