Ivy Tech announces new tuition model

The Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees announced a new tuition model for students attending the college.

This new approach, called Ivy+, helps make college more affordable by implementing the following changes:

  • Adjusting the tuition schedule to include the cost of textbooks as a regularly assessed fee
  • Charging the same tuition rate for full-time students with 12 or more credits
  • Freezing tuition for the next two years for part-time students (part-time students will continue to pay per credit hour)

As part of the rollout for the new Ivy+ program, the college will also cover the cost of textbooks for students for the 2021-2022 academic year through the federal government’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

“Research shows that 65 percent of college students forego buying a textbook with the biggest reason that they cannot afford them. Often financial aid and scholarships do not cover course materials. Our goal is to ensure every student has their textbooks the first day of class,” said Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President. “Ivy+ makes us the only state institution that is not only freezing the cost of tuition, but significantly reducing the cost of attendance at a time when we need many more Hoosiers to earn a quality college credential to launch a high-wage career.”

For more information about this new program, visit Ivy Tech’s website.

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