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FAFSA college financial aid deadline extended to April 15

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is extending the Free Application for Federal Student Aid deadline for college students to April 15 because of issues with one of the application’s tools. The extension comes after recent issues with a federal data retrieval tool that complicated the process for students and families attempting to submit […]

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Application fees waived for College Application Day

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fourteen Indiana colleges taking part in College Application Day on Oct. 21 will waive application fees for all Hoosier high school students. Seven of those colleges are waiving application fees for the entire month of October. The day, sponsored in partnership with Learn More Indiana and the national American College […]

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Amazon creates 100 paid internships for low-income students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Amazon will create 100 paid internships for low-income Indiana students. Interns will work up to 20 hours a week in virtual customer service positions, allowing for flexible work schedules. “We know that students are eager to gain valuable work experience while juggling demanding school schedules,” Dave Guggina, general manager of […]

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The fight to stop brain drain in Indiana

By Dyala Akermawi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is in jeopardy of losing population and aging as an effect of brain drain, but state leaders are determined to keep Indiana’s young and brightest from leaving the state. “Brain drain is when we have younger generations that—because of better opportunities or other issues in their lives—they stay […]

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21st Century Scholars Program named after Bayh

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has signed an executive order to change the name of the 21st Century Scholarship Program to honor former Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh. The program will now be called the Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars Program. Bayh, who served as the 46th governor of Indiana from 1989-1997, made […]

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Free help for students, parents filing the FAFSA

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — This Sunday, students who want to attend college and their parents can get free help filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. “Far too often families don’t know who to ask for help with their FAFSA,” said Bill Wozniak, co-chair of College Goal Sunday. “This event […]

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Dept. of Insurance calls on parents to check on policies for college students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — College students around the state are packing up and heading to campuses and the Indiana Department of Insurance is urging Hoosier parents to check for possible needed changes to insurance policies. “Parents should check their homeowner policy to ensure their college-bound children’s possessions are covered when they make the move […]

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