Created on Monday, 10 June 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio community college that wrote off millions of dollars in student debt is adopting a more aggressive approach to collect money owed.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1bnqrm2 ) reports Sinclair Community College passed a policy to pursue payments owed after realizing it was the state's only community college not actively collecting student debt.
The Dayton school has written off about $6 million since 2009 as students dropped out or left tuition and bookstore charges unpaid.
It will write off $1.5 million for fiscal 2013. Officials determined they might have recovered about $900,000 from 1,400 this year through more aggressive collections.
A college trustee said the change should address the "significant" amount of uncollected debt and encourage students to stick with classes because they'll have to pay either way.