Earlham College has launched a program that allows certain, low-income students to attend the liberal arts school without paying tuition. Through the Inspire Earlham program, students must come from a family with a household income of under the state’s median income of $60,000.
The school in Richmond says families must also be Pell and Indiana grant eligible.
“With this new program we are doubling down on our commitment to making higher education affordable for Indiana students,” said Earlham President Anne Houtman. “Indiana has experienced an alarming drop in the number of students pursuing post-secondary education in recent years and cost is often a significant barrier in attendance.”
Eligible students must be accepted to Earlham as part of the fall 2022 entering class, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, and apply all state, federal and institutional aid in order to unlock the full benefit of this offer.
Earlham says it also offers a cost-effective, educational path in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College.
Graduates of Ivy Tech who have earned an associate degree in biology, chemistry, computer science, business administration, psychology, or human services can transfer to Earlham as juniors, along with their Ivy Tech credits. These students are also eligible for the INspire Earlham program.