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They say you can't put a price on education, but one local college is providing it for free.
Ohio University- Zanesville is giving the public an opportunity to sign up for one college course, free of charge. The school says that with the economic downturn, many are returning to school to advance their education.
"Well I think especially if you look at the economy as it is today, you know providing people with the opportunity to further their education is really the key," said Jason Howard, Interim Director of Student Services.
According to the college board, the average tuition at four-year colleges has increased nearly 6.5%
"College is not cheap, we've all seen that the prices have continued to go up, one thing at OU Zanesville that we're pretty proud of is our tuition has stayed low, in fact this will be our fourth year in a row where we have not raised tuition at all," said Howard.
OUZ is an open enrollment college, to qualify for admissions, you must have graduated from highschool before 2007, been an alum of the college, or have not taken a course at the campus within the past three years.