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Updated: January 15, 2013 6:11AM



Spring-semester classes at Indiana University Northwest start Jan. 7.

Current students can register through Jan. 12. For information about becoming a student, visit the Office of Admissions at iun.edu/admissions.

IUN strives to make a college education as accessible as possible with the following resources.

IU Foundation scholarships: Returning IUN students can start applying for scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year awarded by the Indiana University Foundation.

All returning students, regardless of their major or financial need, are eligible. Interested students are required to submit their applications electronically by visiting the financial aid section of iun.edu.

Applications close on March 10, 2013. Students will be notified of the Scholarship Committee’s selections by June 2013.

Questions about the IU Foundation Scholarships or the application process should be directed to finaidnw@iun.edu.

Summer tuition discount: Indiana University plans to extend its summer tuition discount program for undergraduate students for the 2013 summer session in order to provide financial relief to students, promote year-round college attendance, and decrease the time it takes many students to earn a degree.

Under the plan, Indiana resident undergraduates enrolled at any of the seven IU campuses statewide will receive a 25 percent tuition discount for courses taken in the summer. Nonresident undergraduate students will receive an equivalent dollar reduction in their tuitions. For those who take a full academic course load in the summer, the tuition reduction would result in savings of more than $700.

IUN plans to look for ways to make it easier for students to transfer credits earned during the summer from one IU campus to another.

Registration for summer 2013 begins March 25. For more information, visit summer.iu.edu/.

Transfer student scholarships: IUN has committed scholarship aid to benefit transfer students wishing to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

The scholarship is aimed to strengthen the transfer relationship with graduates of Ivy Tech Community College and those who previously attended other regionally accredited institutions.

A limited number of scholarships are available, which will be awarded to students on a first-come, first-served basis.

For transfer students who attend IUN full time, there is the Ivy Tech Associate Degree Full-time Scholarship ($6,000 two-year award), the Transfer Gold Tier Full-time Scholarship ($6,000 two-year award), and the Transfer Silver Tier Full-time Scholarship ($4,000 two-year award).

For transfer students who attend part time, there is the Ivy Tech Associate Degree Part-time Reward Scholarship ($3,000 two-year award), the Transfer Gold Tier Part-time Scholarship ($3,000 two-year award), and the Transfer Silver Tier Part-time Scholarship ($2,000 two-year award).

Special opportunity for Illinois residents: Illinois residents can now look across the state line at their higher education options without paying out-of-state tuitions.

Academic programs in demand from IUN are now accessible to academically eligible Illinois residents, thanks to the Illiana Merit Scholarship Program.

Past academic performance is the only eligibility requirement for the Illiana Merit Scholarship, which is available for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Incoming freshmen, plus transfer students, are invited to apply.

The scholarship is renewable from year to year, as long as the student remains academically eligible and continues satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Recipients of this scholarship essentially receive the difference between the Indiana resident rate and the nonresident rate.

For more information on the Transfer Scholarship or the Illiana Merit Scholarship, contact the Office of Admissions at admit@iun.edu or call (888) 968-7486.



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