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30 Laws in 30 Days: Preventing meningitis outbreaks at state schools

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Students attending Indiana state colleges and universities can now add meningitis to the list of vaccinations required before they can further their education. “Close contact is […]

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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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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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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 […]

New law: National Guard members eligible for tuition grants regardless of residence

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New law: National Guard members eligible for tuition grants regardless of residence

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Any member of the Hoosier National Guard will qualify for the state’s National Guard Supplemental Tuition grant no matter his or her state of residence beginning on July 1. “Most of our armories are close to the border like Terre Haute and Evansville. This means we have a lot of […]

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New law: Universities to add and upgrade buildings

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several universities will receive funding from the state to renovate and construct new and improved buildings for students under the two-year budget passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. Six universities will receive funding in the form of bonds, totaling over $300,000,000. Stephanie Wilson, spokesperson for the Indiana […]

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Seven counties recognized for higher education efforts

Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Commissioner for Higher Education, Teresa Lubbers, opened up the 2015 College Success Coalitions Award Ceremony on Tuesday by telling the representatives of the counties of the importance of what happens in the Statehouse. “But today we’re going to talk about what you do not in this building,” Lubbers said. […]

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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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New law means tuition breaks for some veterans

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tuition at state colleges and universities will soon be more affordable for veterans, thanks to new legislation passed by the General Assembly. Senate Enrolled Act 177 grants in-state tuition rates to honorably discharged veterans and active National Guard members from any state. Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, the bill’s […]

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Video & story: Butler among schools making internships part of curriculum

A day in the life of a Butler University intern from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.   By Samantha Pierson, Kori Steer and Jack Messer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About 80 percent of Butler students do some form of career related activities before they graduate. Read more: Colleges make hands-on learning opportunities part of curriculum They can be […]