Martin University is launching a major campaign designed to make education more accessible, affordable and applicable for diverse and underserved populations. The university says the Reset to Reemerge Campaign will reduce tuition by up to 45% to encourage students to enroll in courses and remain on track for graduation.
Called banded tuition, the university says the campaign will allow students to continue their education without accruing massive student loan debt. Martin is also working to identify students in need of financial help to complete their degree and will forgive debt up to $10,000.
“We have found that many of our students stop short of graduating and can’t quite cross the finish line,” said Martin University President Sean Huddleston. “We want to give them a guided path forward and be both ‘accessible’ and ‘affordable’ by reducing tuition and forgiving qualifying debt. This makes us one of the most impactful and affordable universities in Indiana.”
The university says it is also opening its Martin WORKS apprenticeship program to all students as part of efforts to make Martin more applicable. The program intends to position students for higher paying jobs and enhances its Prior Learning Assessment initiative, which offers credit for life and work experience.
“Martin University has such a valuable and unique role in our city,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “I applaud it for finding yet another way to help an important portion of our city’s residents receive a college education and improve their lives.”
The Reset to Reemerge Campaign was created to support the U.S. Government’s plan to reduce student loan debt and to ensure higher education is accessible, applicable and affordable to all residents.