Ivy Tech Community College Providing New Tuition Model and Free Textbooks for Students in 2021-2022 Academic Year

Tuition held flat for the next two years

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees recently approved a new tuition model for the Community College. The new approach, Ivy+, is focused on making college more affordable, ensuring students have equitable access, transparency of cost, on-time completion, and a seamless experience. 

Ivy Tech becomes one of the first schools in Indiana and first community colleges in the country to adopt this new tuition model. Ivy+ transforms the tuition structure by including the cost of textbooks as a regularly assessed fee. Ivy+ will also charge the same tuition rate for full-time students enrolled in 12 or more credits. If a student takes 12 credits, 15, or even 24 credits in a given term, the cost of tuition will be the same for the student. Part-time students will see their tuition frozen for the next two years and will continue to pay per credit hour.

As part of the Ivy+ rollout, Ivy Tech will cover the cost of textbooks for students in the 2021-2022 academic year through the federal government’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

“Research shows that 65 percent of college students forego buying a textbook with the biggest reason that they cannot afford them. Often financial aid and scholarships do not cover course materials. Our goal is to ensure every student has their textbooks the first day of class,” said Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President. “Ivy+ makes us the only state institution that is not only freezing the cost of tuition, but significantly reducing the cost of attendance at a time when we need many more Hoosiers to earn a quality college credential to launch a high-wage career.”

For more information, visit IvyTech.edu/Tuition.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. 

Ivy Tech Community College Campuses Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College will offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the state Thursday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Individuals that receive a vaccine will be entered to win a free laptop provided by the college. Winners in the laptop drawing will be able to choose between a Mac or PC.

All 19 Ivy Tech campuses throughout the state will host clinic sites and vaccines will be offered on a first come, first serve basis as supply is limited. Ivy Tech is hosting clinics in an effort to help increase vaccination rates through partnerships with the US Department of Education and Walmart pharmacy. The vaccine offered will vary throughout the state. A state issued ID will be required at all campus locations to receive the vaccine.

For more information, visit IvyTech.edu/coronavirus.

Ivy Tech Community College Names Leadership Positions

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As part of a broad strategic effort to refine its leadership structure, Ivy Tech Community College recently appointed a new executive vice president for Administration and a chief financial officer.

Matt Hawkins is the College’s new executive vice president for Administration. In this role, he will oversee all non-academic administrative areas at the College. Hawkins most recently served as senior vice president for Business Affairs and chief financial officer.

“This realignment of administrative services under EVP Matt Hawkins allows my deeper focus on our 19 campuses as we continue to transform the college to serve Hoosiers, employers, and our communities,” said Sue Ellspermann, Ph.D., president, Ivy Tech Community College. “Matt’s extensive experience and deep knowledge of higher education makes him well-equipped to lead Ivy Tech’s administration functions.”

Dominick (Dom) Chase will assume the role ofsenior vice president for Business Affairs and chief financial officer. He most recently served as vice president of Finance & Strategic Sourcing.

“Dom brings tremendous experience working with faculty and academic leadership, a deep understanding of the role of finance in higher education, and expertise in transforming higher education,” said Ellspermann. “Matt and Dom have both proven time and again that they are creative, innovative, and effective leaders who are committed to the communities we serve. I believe their expanded responsibilities will help the college meet its student-centered goals.”

Both Hawkins and Chase served as chief financial officer for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and hold Masters’ degrees from Butler University. Hawkins also served in financial roles at Ball State University and Butler University.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited institution of higher education. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.