Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- For-profit career colleges that teach students specific on-the-job skills have taken a hit in the two-year budget plan approved by the Ohio house.
The budget approved last week would result in an 81 percent cut in funding for the two-year schools compared to current levels.
As the proposal heads to the Senate, Finance Committee Chairman John Carey, a Wellston Republican, says the cut is a personal concern.
He says he will work toward achieving more equity between supporting career colleges and four-year universities.
Career college funding has traditionally gone to individual students to help pay for tuition at the schools, which averages about $12,600 a year.
The house plan would instead provide block grants directly to the schools.
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