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Ohio State Receives $210,000 For Student Emergency Grants

The Ohio State University is among four public four-year universities and a handful of private universities in the state that will receive money with the aim of preventing low-income students from dropping out due to financial problems.

Ohio State will receive $210,000 from the Dash Emergency Grant Program, which is funded by the nonprofit Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. & Affiliates. University of Akron will receive $630,00, Cleveland State will receive $262,500, and the University of Toledo $420,000.

According to the Associated Press, the schools will use their funds to give grants up to $1,000 during the next two academic years. Students will have to fill out an application detailing their financial emergency, and if approved their expenses will be paid within two business days.

The grants will be available starting this fall.

Other Ohio schools receiving funds include Heidelberg University, Lourdes University, Mercy College of Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Union Institute and University and Xavier University.

In total, Great Lakes is giving $7.2 million to 32 four-year colleges in six states.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Gabe Rosenberg joined WOSU in October 2016. As digital news editor, Gabe reports breaking news and edits all content for the WOSU website, as well as manages the station's social media accounts.