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Kettering College warns it could lose funds


Kettering College said it could lose a “significant” portion of its funding if a change goes into effect that would force it to incorporate separately from Kettering Medical Center.

The college has operated as a division of Kettering Medical Center since it first opened in 1967. The two are located on the same campus.

The money that is threatened is Medicare pass-through funds that help subsidize tuition. The college held a calling campaign this week during which staff and supporters urged U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Republican, to support a provision that allows the college to retain funding with separate incorporation.

“This funding helps to keep our quality of education high and our tuition costs reasonable,” said college spokeswoman Mindy Claggett. “We have been pleased with Senator Brown and Senator Portman’s attentiveness to this issue, and we look forward to a quick resolution, as well as their continued support of higher education in the Dayton area.”

The issue arises from a new accreditation rule that forces colleges to separate from their incorporated parents organizations. According to the college, the new rule takes aim at some for-profit colleges which have been sending revenue from tuition to the parent organization for non-educational purposes. Non-profit schools, such as Kettering, are subject to the change as well.

The college did not release how much funding would be affected. Kettering College, which is affiliated with the Seventh day Adventist Church, employs about 115 full-time faculty and has about 900 students.

“The loss of funds will harm hospital-based colleges that supply critically needed nurses and other health care providers, especially when the Affordable Care Act is intended to open access to millions of Americans to our nation’s health care system,” the college said.


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