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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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Hundreds of students applied for future educator scholarship

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 600 hopeful Hoosier students will compete for one of 200 scholarships that would provide up to $7,500 annually to those who agree to teach in the state for at least five years after graduation. “Today’s news is promising as it reflects the interest and excitement of those […]

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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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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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Commentary: Mitch Daniels, away from the tumult

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Leaving politics appears to agree with Mitch Daniels. Whether this is good for Indiana or America is another question altogether. On the day Daniels and I talk, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders bounce back and forth between […]

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Students celebrate Ivy Tech Day at the Statehouse

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Students, staff and legislators celebrated Ivy Tech Day at the Statehouse Wednesday. Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner for Higher Education, discussed Indiana’s strategic plan, Reaching Higher and Achieving More. The goal is have 60 percent of Hoosiers have quality degrees and credentials beyond high school by 2025. “Why are we focused […]

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High school diploma changes approved

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved proposed changes to Indiana’s high school diploma requirements on Thursday. “The new diploma requirements are more academically challenging and set clearer expectations for college and career readiness,” said Teresa Lubbers, Indiana commissioner for higher education. “Our goal is for all students to be […]

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Students to gain a better idea of student loan debt

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Colleges and universities now have new tools to help them meet the requirements of the “truth in borrowing” legislation signed into law. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has provided guidance and templates designed to give Hoosier students a clearer picture of where they will stand financially upon graduation. The […]

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State wants colleges to take part in satisfaction survey

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has invited every public and private college in the state to take part in the nation’s first statewide Gallup-Indiana survey of undergraduate satisfaction. ”The benefits of a college degree extend beyond economic factors, but those benefits can be more difficult to measure: job […]

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