Aid for Asians attracts nationwide coverage

Ohio University's decision in January to provide assistance to students from Asian countries facing financial difficulties attracted news coverage by The Associated Press and several newspapers, including USA Today, The Columbus Dispatch, and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

University officials decided to extend tuition and fee payments for students from the four affected countries -- South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Students from affected nations saw the cost of studying in America rise up to 500 percent, causing some at Ohio University to drop out and others to reconsider attending. Tuition payments were extended for winter and spring quarter until the end of summer quarter.

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