Forever Buckeyes Program Welcomes Ohioans Home

News Release Date: 
10.19.11

Forever Buckeyes Program Welcomes Ohioans Home
In-state tuition rates extended to students who return to Ohio to attend college

COLUMBUS, OH, Oct. 17, 2011 –Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. At least that is the approach the Ohio Board of Regents and the State of Ohio are taking when it comes to attending college in Ohio.

“If our economy is to grow, we must do everything we can to attract and retain students of all ages to Ohio,” Ohio Chancellor Jim Petro said. “The Forever Buckeyes program provides an incentive to attract these students back to Ohio to enroll in a wide range of educational opportunities.”    

Forever Buckeyes, a provision included in the FY 12-13 budget, extends the in-state resident tuition rate to any Ohio high school graduate who leaves the state but returns to enroll in an Ohio college and also establishes residency in Ohio.

By letting Ohio high school graduates know that they are always welcome to attend college in Ohio, the Board of Regents is encouraging young people to return to Ohio.

Many of Ohio’s successful, educated young people leave to explore and broaden their horizons. The Forever Buckeyes program encourages them to return to Ohio.

These students will become the workers that will help improve the pool of qualified applicants businesses choose from in order to grow their companies and be successful.


About the Board of Regents
The Ohio Board of Regents is the state agency that coordinates higher education in Ohio. The agency is directed by its Chancellor, who is a member of the Governor of Ohio's cabinet. The Chancellor, with the advice of the nine-member Board of Regents, provides policy guidance to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly, advocates for the University System of Ohio and carries out state higher education policy.