Ivy Tech Community College freezes tuition for military, state employees

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College announced it will freeze tuition for all Hoosier veterans eligible for the GI Bill, members of the Indiana National Guard, Hoosier veterans and Indiana members of the federal military reserve, as well as Indiana state government employees.

Ivy Tech will keep tuition at the 2013 rate of $111.15 per credit hour for these eligible groups for the next two academic years. Ivy Tech first announced a tuition freeze for these eligible groups in 2011 when it did not increase tuition for 2012 and 2013.

Although these tuition rates are the lowest amongst the state’s public colleges and universities, Ivy Tech is committed to keeping its tuition even lower for these specific groups.

“Ivy Tech Community College is committed to helping all of our servicemen and women graduate with credentials that will position them well in today’s workforce,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “The service these men and women provide to our country is invaluable and we want to express our thanks for the sacrifices they make.”

Ivy Tech serves more veterans than any other college in the state. Currently, the college serves over 6,300 veterans.

Ivy Tech is committed to seeing veterans succeed with a support staff throughout the state and a statewide director to expand opportunities for veterans. The Veterans Affairs Office serves as a liaison between students who are veterans, their dependents and the Department of Veteran Affairs. The office assists students with veteran status and dependents of service members disabled or deceased. With 14 offices available statewide, the team also oversees educational benefits and financial aid for veterans.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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