College application fees waived
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – College applications fees are being waived all around the state this week during College Go Week September 23rd through the 27th.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is opening this opportunity from last year’s one day, to an entire week.
15 colleges are participating in the one week opportunity including:
- Goshen College, Huntington University, Indiana State University, Indiana University East, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Northwest, South Bend, Southeast, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC), Purdue University Fort Wayne, Northwest, Vincennes University, and Wabash College.
,and 17 schools reported year-round free applications including;
- Anderson university, Bethel University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Franklin College, Grace College, Hanover College, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan Unuiversity, Ivy Tech Community College, Manchester University, Saint Mary’s College, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, and Valparaiso University.
In addition to over 100 high schools state wide the commission is trying to encourage high schoolers and people thinking about college to take that first step to enroll as the importance of receiving a higher education continues to grow.
Here is South Bend, local IUSB is participating in waiving application fees. IU Spokesman, Ken Bairel, says that the University want to be accessible and affordable to anyone who might be interested and if waiving the fee can help people take that first step, it is well worth it.
Students at IUSB felt that this is a move all colleges should make year-round. They realize that many students are not as fortunate as others and that even $35 could be the reason someone is unable or chooses to not apply. They all hoped that highschoolers, students, or those looking to go back to college take this opportunity.