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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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Analysis: Students need more info about the debt they’re piling up

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Years ago, as she was starting her law career, my best friend told me that she wished she’d understood just what it would mean to her future to be borrowing her way through school. By graduation, my friend had amassed more than $75,000 in debt, not including the interest […]

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FAFSA form for college aid is due at midnight Tuesday

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students have until midnight Tuesday to fill out a financial aid form that will determine how millions of dollars in scholarship and grant money is distributed. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid – called the FAFSA – is used to determine eligibility for not only state and federal awards but […]

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State seeks to overhaul Frank O’Bannon scholarships to urge faster college completion

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State higher education officials are proposing changes to the Frank O’Bannon scholarship program that will encourage thousands of students to earn higher grades and complete college faster. The plan – which will be introduced as a bill by Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte – is meant to simplify and change […]