Impacted by student debt or the transcript trap? Share your story to help make change!
Did you leave your university with outstanding student debt? Has it impacted your ability to graduate? Did you have your transcript withheld? Were your college plans uprooted due to the cost of higher education or because you had to take time off for whatever reason? Are you currently struggling to navigate the crushing maze of paying off student debt?
If the answer to any of the previous questions is yes, your story can help to illustrate the impact of these issues on students and encourage legislators to make the much-needed changes our coalition is calling for, like banning transcript withholding, getting rid of the Ohio law requiring public universities to transfer overdue debt to the Ohio Attorney General's office, and increasing funding for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant and for support services for Ohioans navigating student debt.
Once you fill out this form, a representative from our coalition - which includes the Ohio Student Association, Policy Matters Ohio, College Now Greater Cleveland, Ohio Federation of Teachers, and Ohio Poverty Law Center - will get in touch with you to learn more about your story, answer any questions you might have, and support you to share your story in the most powerful way possible to push for change. Because no matter where we're from or what we look like, we all deserve to pursue our dreams and access higher education without having to take on the burden of crushing education debt.