Got a few minutes? Sure, even that’s a big ask, with your college search well underway and high school academics, activities, and sports dominating the rest of your time. But if you can squeeze in a brief pause, you could be rewarded with free money for college.
Are you a Hoosier at heart? Do you have a hard time imagining life away from the Indy 500, endless acres of farmland, and sweet corn in the summer? Or did you cast your eye on Indiana for more practical reasons, like its low cost of living, steadily growing economy, or the fact that it’s close to just about everything?
The day-to-day costs rung up by a typical college student don’t end at tuition. Regardless of how hefty your financial aid package is, you still have the “hidden costs” of college life to cover.
If you grew up in Ohio, you might think your neighbor to the west — Indiana — is pretty much the same as your home state. Both states are midwestern, featuring rural landscapes punctuated by a handful of smaller industrial cities and anchored by larger metropolitan areas.
Ever since kindergarten, the last days of August filled you with a mixed sense of dread and excitement for the looming school year. But it never felt quite like this.
At some point in your life—or, more likely, at many points—a well-meaning person will wander up to you and ask what you plan to do as a career.