INDIANAPOLIS — Sixteen Indiana colleges will waive college application fees during Indiana’s College Application Week, Sept. 21-25, according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Another 24 colleges have reported free applications year-round.

College Application Week is part of Indiana’s annual College GO! initiative that takes place each August through November with information and resources designed to help Hoosiers plan for education beyond high school. The official “College GO!” kick-off is the last full week of September (Sept. 21-25).

Over 20 Indiana colleges and 85 K-12 schools across the state will host College GO! and College Application Week events to help students navigate the admissions process, including new virtual opportunities for college visits and college exploration activities.

Indiana high school seniors can apply to the following Hoosier colleges for free between Sept. 21 and 25:

Participating in College Application Week (waiving fee): Huntington University, Indiana State University, Indiana University East, Indiana University Fort Wayne, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Southeast, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC), Martin University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Northwest, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes University, Wabash College.

Free application year-round: Anderson University, Bethel University, Butler University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Grace College, Goshen College, Hanover College, Holy Cross College, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech Community College, Manchester University, Marian University, Oakland City University, Saint Mary’s College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Taylor University, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, University of Saint Francis, Valparaiso University

Colleges not indicated above may offer financial assistance for students who demonstrate financial need. Talk to your college for more information about application fee waivers.

College Application Week is sponsored in partnership by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the American College Application Campaign to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue education beyond high school.

Upcoming College GO! Events:

#WhyApply Day Friday, Sept. 18

Join us in telling students and peers why it’s important to apply to college, whether it’s a certificate program, two-year degree or four-year degree, by sharing a reason for applying to college with a selfie and this printout. #WhyApply Day celebrates the college application season by sharing supportive and motivating messages on social media about the importance of applying to college — a critical and necessary step on the journey to postsecondary education.

College Application FAQ Wednesday, Sept. 23 6-7 p.m. (ET)

Online: Live on Learn More Indiana’s Facebook page (; available on Instagram (@LearnMoreIndiana) and Twitter (@LearnMoreIN). #CAW20

Students and families who are getting ready to apply to college can learn about the college application process including what kind of information is needed, how to make your application stand out and other tips and frequently asked questions.

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