Last Updated on September 18, 2020 by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Commission for Higher Education

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Sixteen Indiana colleges will waive college application fees during Indiana’s College Application Week, September 21-25, according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Another 24 colleges have reported free applications year-round.

College Application Week is part of Indiana’s annual College GO! initiative that takes place each August through November with information and resources designed to help Hoosiers plan for education beyond high school. The official “College GO!” kick-off is the last full week of September (September 21-25, 2020).

Over 20 Indiana colleges and 85 K-12 schools across the state will host College GO! and College Application Week events to help students navigate the admissions process, including new virtual opportunities for college visits and college exploration activities.

“We are pleased with the number of Hoosier colleges and K-12 schools that are participating in College Application Week to help high schoolers with the college application and admissions process,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We hope that students will take advantage of the opportunity to not only apply to several of Indiana’s quality colleges for free, but also learn more about which colleges are the right fit.”

Indiana high school seniors can apply to the following Hoosier colleges for free between September 21 and 25:

Participating in College Application Week (waiving fee)Reported free applications year-round
Huntington UniversityAnderson University
Indiana State UniversityBethel University
Indiana University EastButler University
Indiana University Fort WayneDePauw University
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)Earlham College
Indiana University KokomoFranklin College
Indiana University NorthwestGrace College
Indiana University South BendGoshen College
Indiana University SoutheastHanover College
Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)Holy Cross College
Martin UniversityIndiana Tech
Purdue University Fort WayneIndiana Wesleyan University
Purdue University NorthwestIvy Tech Community College
University of Southern IndianaManchester University
Vincennes UniversityMarian University
Wabash CollegeOakland City University
 Saint Mary’s College
 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
 Taylor University
 Trine University
 University of Evansville
 University of Indianapolis
 University of Saint Francis
 Valparaiso University

Colleges not indicated above may offer financial assistance for students who demonstrate financial need. Talk to your college for more information about application fee waivers.

You can view the list of participating colleges online.

College Application Week is sponsored in partnership by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue education beyond high school.

Upcoming College GO! Events

How to: College Search & Virtual Tour
Tonight, Wednesday, September 16, 2020
6-7 p.m. (ET)
Online: Live on Learn More Indiana’s Facebook page (; available on Instagram (@LearnMoreIndiana) and Twitter (@LearnMoreIN). #collegeGO

Students and families who are beginning the college search process can get tips and tricks about how to find the right college, including how to take a virtual tour.

#WhyApply Day
Friday, September 18, 2020
Join us in telling students and peers why it’s important to apply to college, whether it’s a certificate program, two-year degree or four-year degree, by sharing a reason for applying to college with a selfie and this printout. #WhyApply Day celebrates the college application season by sharing supportive and motivating messages on social media about the importance of applying to college – a critical and necessary step on the journey to postsecondary education.

College Application FAQ
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
6-7 p.m. (ET)
Online: Live on Learn More Indiana’s Facebook page (; available on Instagram (@LearnMoreIndiana) and Twitter (@LearnMoreIN). #CAW20

Students and families who are getting ready to apply to college can learn about the college application process including what kind of information is needed, how to make your application stand out and other tips and frequently asked questions.

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