IN Work-Study Program Expands

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Changes to EARN Indiana offer more opportunity Changes to EARN Indiana offer more opportunity

The state's work-study program for college students is expanding. EARN Indiana says new salary guidelines mean thousands of additional paid internship opportunities.

Beginning this fall, the Expected Family Contribution to qualify for EARN Indiana will increase from $7,500 or less to $24,808 or less. The program is now also open to returning adult students taking advantage of the state's Commission for Higher Education's You Can. Go Back. campaign.

The goal of these changes is to make hiring EARN Indiana interns easier for employers.

EARN Indiana is the state's revamped work-study program that launched in 2013. It allows Hoosier students in financial need to participate in a paid internship while also rewarding Indiana employers who hire these students by allocating state matching funds.

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