Ivy Tech making efforts at recruiting Jennings County students

Ivy Tech Community College is inviting Jennings County residents who recently earned their high school equivalency diploma to “Go Ivy Night” to learn about the College and receive information about how to file for financial aid.

Ivy Tech Spokesman Chris Schilling says that Go Ivy Night is a free event taking place at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Jennings County Adult Education Center, in North Vernon. He explains that Ivy Tech staff will be on hand to provide a short presentation about the college, its programs, and career pathway opportunities. After the presentation, financial aid professionals are scheduled to be available to assist with beginning the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

“Ivy Tech can help prepare students for academic success and provide a pathway to a well-paying, rewarding career,” said Monica Ozaeta, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Admissions. “We encourage anyone who has recently earned their high school equivalency diploma to join us February 24 to learn about what Ivy Tech offers, receive information on the how to file for financial aid and gain a better understanding of the different types of financial aid available.”

The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. School officials say the FAFSA must be filed by March 10 to be considered eligible for Indiana financial aid.

Schilling stresses that students who have earned their high school equivalency diploma can enroll at any Ivy Tech campus. Classes are offered at the Columbus and Madison campuses as well as at a number of off-site locations. These include the Education and Training Center in North Vernon and the Jackson County Learning Center in Seymour.