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17 Indiana Colleges Waive Off Application Fees

Seventeen colleges in Indiana have announced their decision to waive off application fees round the year to encourage more high school students to apply for college.

Around 15 other colleges are already offering free applications during the College Application Week, September 23-27, which is part of Learn More Indiana’s College GO! Campaign.

The week is being sponsored by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the American College Application Campaign.

By waving off the application fees, the colleges anticipate an increase in the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing education beyond college.

“We are encouraged to see more high schools and colleges participating than ever before,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “The value of higher education has never been greater and College Application Week provides students the ability to apply for free to some of Indiana’s colleges as they take that critical step toward their futures.”

Colleges that have kept applications free year-round include Anderson University, Bethel University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Franklin College, Grace College, Hanover College, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech Community College, Manchester University, Saint Mary’s College, Trine University, the University of Evansville and Valparaiso University.

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