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Kudos for Plan
Ohio Northern University's plan to counsel students on the financial implications of changing majors is gaining national attention. The higher education blog Inside Higher Ed, http://http://www.insidehighered.com/, published an article detailing ONU's plan and called it a "novel attempt to limit student debt." Reporter Ry Rivard spoke with Dan DiBiasio, president of Ohio Northern University, Melanie Weaver, director of financial aid and Eileen O'Leary, the assistant vice president for finance at Stonehill College in Massachussets and chair-elect of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, for the article. O'Leary supports ONU's plan, saying, "They are simply giving students what they need to make not only a good academic decision but a good financial decision.” Read the full article here.