IUPUI to waive admission application fee for all IPS students

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 10, 2014) – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will waive a $55 admission application fee for all Indianapolis Public Schools students, beginning with IPS students who graduate in spring 2015 and apply for admission in fall 2015.

The move dovetails with a plan IPS adopted May 27 to provide a free breakfast, lunch and snack of fresh fruit or vegetables to all its students.

“Waiving the application fee for all IPS students promotes access to a college education, making the process easier on students and their families,” said Nasser Paydar, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at IUPUI.

“This is wonderful news for IPS and an example of partnerships that work. IUPUI joins us in promoting the philosophy that post-secondary education is a platform that offers young people stronger opportunities to excel in life,” said Lewis D. Ferebee, IPS Superintendent. “It is evidenced in many ways that IUPUI is a strong supporter of Indianapolis Public Schools; waiving the application fee further illustrates their ongoing commitment to our students’ success.”