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We know that as an educator, you want to give your students every possible opportunity to succeed. The resources available to Indiana students go far beyond scholarships, but many students and families might not know how many resources they have available to use. From getting ready for college, to help on knowing how to pay, to making a career path plan, these initiatives and resources can help students get on the right path to education and stay there.

Learn More Indiana Educator Guide

Educators like you are critical partners in achieving the bold vision expressed in Reaching Higher in a State of Change, Indiana’s strategic plan for higher education. This guide aims to provide Indiana educators and counselors the insights and resources needed to support students’ college and career planning, while also helping advance the state’s goals to reach higher.

Review the full guide, including information on the future of work, the future of learning, the future of Indiana and interactive student activities here.

College GO! Campaign

College GO! — College GO! is dedicated to helping students find the right college that fits their personality and interests. From August through November, College GO! gives students options to research schools and visit campuses, and then guides them through the steps of preparing and applying for college. See the resources that College GO! provides below.

College Application Week, a national initiative of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC), aims to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue education after high school. The purpose is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure each student submits at least one admissions application.

In Indiana, College Application Week is part of Learn More Indiana’s annual College GO! campaign. In the chart below, find resources for hosting your own College Application Week event and application information for Indiana colleges, including fee waiver information for College Application Week. This year’s College Application Week is September 21-25, 2020. Please also join us in celebrating #WhyApply Day on September 18, 2020 by sharing a reason for applying to college with a selfie on social media. Use this printout, and use #WhyApply and #CollegeGO.

College Application Week / College GO! 2020 virtual events have concluded. Recorded events are available below.


  • Learn More Indiana College Research and Virtual Tour Information
  • Learn More Indiana College Application FAQ Info
  • Purdue University – Northwest Information Session
    • Event took place on Zoom
  • University of Southern Indiana Information Session
    • Event took place on Zoom

Click on Admissions Info to learn which colleges are waiving their application fees.

Cash for College Campaign

Cash for College — learning how to pay for it all (Dec – Mar).
There’s no two ways about it, college is expensive. Many families might not know about all of the options they have to help make college more affordable. This makes it harder to give children the education they need to succeed. From December to March, Cash for College holds workshops and hands out materials so that families can learn more and take on their FAFSA forms with confidence.

Career Ready Campaign

Career Ready — planning your career path (Apr – Jul). College exists as part of a plan to get students to the career they want, which is why it’s so important to help students discover their career path before committing to college. Career ready, operating from April to July, hands out materials and helps organize career fairs and speakers to help students figure out what their career interests are. Learn more about helping students discover their passions through Career Ready.

Learn More Student Success Magazines

Learn More Indiana publishes Learn More magazines for every age level, from kindergarten to adults, designed to help students take the right steps to prepare for and succeed in college. Magazines are available for downloading, printing and viewing online below.

If you would like to include a blurb and a link to the Learn More Indiana magazines in a newsletter to students or parents, open the “Magazine Call-Outs” tab for resources to help you do so.

  • k-10 magazine call-outs
  • NEXT (11-12 grade) magazine call-outs: Use the text and images below to include in newsletters and webpages to promote college and career readiness content to your high school juniors and seniors.
    • Prepare for success: Life after high school requires careful planning. Indiana Next is your guide to career training, college and a lifetime of opportunity.
    • How did they do it?: Finding a fulfilling career can involve lots of twists and turns. Learn how a handful of twenty-somethings navigated their way from high school to paid positions in construction, education, information technology and other in-demand fields.
    • Skill up: Figuring out the job you want and what it will take to get hired is a process of trial and error. It’s never too soon to get started.
    • A day in the life: What’s it like to be a college student? Getting to know one can help you decide if college is right for you.
    • Find the right college: Making the leap from high school to college is a process. It’s never too soon to consider where you’ll go and how you’ll get there. Learn the ins and outs of finding and applying to the school that’s right for you.
    • Which test is best?: It’s an age-old question. Should you take the SAT or the ACT? Maybe the answer is both—or neither. Find registration deadlines and test dates for both college-entrance exams.
    • Scholarship basics: Millions of dollars are available to help finance a college education. You just have to know where to look. Get started with this guide to finding the money.
    • Free money awaits: The state of Indiana has an abundance of generous scholarship opportunities for aspiring college students regardless of high school grades. Consider the possibilities listed here.

College Success Guide

To help your seniors plan for the transition to college, download our College Success Guide to share with students. There’s also an accompanying Facilitator’s Manual, provided here as one comprehensive PDF or as individual lesson plans, to help you conduct classroom lessons and activities to help seniors prepare for college.


You want to be sure that your students are on top of the application process, and that means making sure they have every resource they need to fill out their applications. Use the chart below to distribute basic application information for Indiana’s colleges and universities. And, find out which institutions are waiving their fees for College Application Week.

College Website Phone Map Deadline Common App Essay
Fee? College GO!
Fee Waiver
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Note: Information above is accurate as of September 14, 2020. Please contact your college for additional details.



When you students start filling out college applications, they’ll probably have questions about college costs, including what a college’s cost of attendance is. Open up the table below to see tuition and room & board rates for Indiana’s colleges and universities. 

Institution Tuition Room & Board Total
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NOTE: Information from 2019-2020 totals. All totals are based on full-time residential student status (typically about 30 Credit Hours per year). Tuition costs include mandatory student fees/charges. Room and board is based on double occupancy and the largest meal plan available.


On top of College Application Week, many Indiana colleges offer application fee waivers to encourage students to apply, regardless of financial difficulty or other circumstances. If you can’t find information about fee waivers on a college’s admissions web page, contact an admissions representative. Below are some common fee waivers your students may be eligible for.

  • 21st Century Scholars
    If a student is a 21st Century Scholar, he or she may receive automatic fee waivers at some Indiana colleges.
  • Campus Visits
    Some colleges award an automatic fee waiver to students who have participated in a campus visit day. Encourage your students to ask about fee waivers during their visits.
  • Children of Veterans or Veterans
    Some colleges offer fee waivers to children of veterans or veterans. Encourage your students to ask their admissions representative.
  • Financial Need
    Students who show financial need often qualify for a fee waiver. If your student is concerned at the cost of a fee waiver, reach out to an admissions representative to find out if he or she qualifies.
  • Foster Children
    Foster children, orphans and wards of the state can receive a fee waiver through the NACAC fee waiver, which must be approved by a school counselor.
  • Free and Reduced Lunch
    If you student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, he or she may also automatically qualify for a fee waiver. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can also take the SAT and ACT for free.
  • NACAC/School Counselor Waiver
    The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) offers a fee waiver for students whose families have an income below federal poverty level, who participate in the 21st Century Scholars program, who live in federally subsidized public housing, whose families receive public assistance or who meet other criteria.

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