The Coalition for College Cost Savings Welcomes the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO)

June 3, 2014

The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) welcomes the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) as a new member.  The Coalition is now comprised of 32 member organizations in 29 states that collectively serve more than 784 private colleges and nearly two million students across the United States.

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio joins the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) in serving private colleges within the State of Ohio.  Sixteen of AICUO’s fifty members are new to the Coalition and its collaborative programs.

“We recognize the value of membership in the Coalition for College Cost Savings for all of our schools”, said C. Todd Jones, President and General Counsel of AICUO.  “Our member institutions can now leverage the buying power of over 780 schools nationwide”.

“We are pleased to welcome the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio to the CCCS family”, said Harry Goldberg, President of the Coalition for College Cost Savings.  “Each new member brings additional volume potential against Coalition contracts.  This can only help each of our Higher Education Member Organizations and their member schools”.

About AICUO (www.aicuo.edu)

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio was organized in 1969 to represent the interests of its 50 members to Ohio’s lawmakers, regulators and citizens.  AICUO seeks to strengthen student financial aid programs and bring about a greater understanding of the benefits and contributions of Ohio independent colleges and universities.  At the same time, the association works to promote the well-being of Ohio higher education as a whole, with special regard for the dual private/public nature of the responsibility to serve the educational, social, and cultural needs of the state and the nation.

About CCCS (www.thecoalition.us)

The Coalition for College Cost Savings (The Coalition) was formally established in 2006 on the concept that collaboration among independent colleges and universities could yield greater strength in the purchasing marketplace, benefiting its member institutions, regardless of size, mission or location, with the lowest prices for purchased commodities and the highest value in performed services. The Coalition serves as a central point of contact for the creation of these supplier relationships, program implementation planning and execution and a repository of best practice information on process efficiency. The Coalition provides programs, materials and resources necessary to support the business operations needs of its member organizations and their member institutions.