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Higher Education

State leaders want to make sure all students have the opportunity to earn 30 college credits in high school.

Students now required to fill out the form to access financial aid for college will have less time to do so.

The new program’s associate degrees will be at no cost to most students. If they continue to earn a four-year degree, their costs will be capped at $10,000.

The share of students earning degrees on time has also grown over the last five years, the state reported.

From Sept. 25 to 29, 36 colleges and universities in the state will have no application fee.

Students are thinking about everything from pay to burnout as they prepare for careers in the classroom.

About 400 fewer Indiana high school graduates in the class of 2021 went to college than in the class of 2020.

The law will automatically enroll eligible students into 21st Century Scholars. But students must meet requirements for several years to access Indiana college scholarships.

While most Indiana colleges say they don’t consider race in admissions, the court’s ruling could have a broad impact on higher education in the state.

The new Ivy Tech and Purdue Global partnership will let students transfer and ‘stack’ credit and associate degrees without limits. 

Higher education leaders and advocates for the laws stressed that finances are a barrier for students, especially when they don’t know what aid’s available to them.

The new law has some exceptions and an expiration date of 10 years, but Indiana officials hope it encourages more students to at least consider higher education.

Legislation to auto-enroll eligible students in 21st Century Scholars would mean spending less time trying to enroll students and more time on their success, officials say. 

High school seniors would have until April 15 to fill out the form or get a waiver. Advocates said the bill would make completing the form go from happenstance to a conscious decision.

College Goal Sunday event offers in-person FAFSA help around Indiana.

The partnership allows 25 Crispus Attucks High School students to take courses as Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania

Similar proposals have been brought in past legislative sessions without success.