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STATEWIDE — Your high school senior can apply to many Indiana colleges for free this week.

Indiana College Application Day is Friday and Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers urges your child to apply to as many colleges as they can if they are interested in going to college.

“It’s a time where we are trying to make sure that we focus on more students thinking about going to college,” Lubbers said. “Especially first generation and low income students.”

Colleges waiving application fees Friday, Sept. 28 include:

– Earlham College
– Goshen College
– Huntington University
– Indiana State University
– IU-East
– IU-Fort Wayne
– IU-Kokomo
– IU-Northwest
– IU-South Bend
– IU-Southeast
– Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
– Indiana Wesleyan University
– Purdue University Fort Wayne
– Purdue University Northwest
– University of Southern Indiana
– Vincennes University
– Wabash College

“(The application fee) is one more obstacle that we remove,” said Lubbers. “We’ve done this before and we think this will be out best year ever. Over 3,000 senior participated in application day last year.”

The schools listed above are just the schools participating in College Application Day. Lubbers wants to make sure Indiana’s seniors are also aware of the schools that offer free applications year-round:

– Anderson University
– Bethel College
– DePauw University
– Franklin College
– Grace College
– Hanover College
– Indiana Tech
– Ivy Tech Community College
– Manchester University
– Marian University
– Saint Mary’s College
– Trine University
– University of Evansville
– University of Indianapolis
– Valparaiso University

Lubbers added the state is doing “better than ever” when it comes to getting kids to graduate from college. 

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