The Irvington Community School Corporation has been awarded a grant to assist students with FAFSA completion and college enrollment!
We are excited to announce that Irvington Community School Corporation and Irvington Preparatory Academy is a recipient of a two-year, $145,000.00 grant from College Matters, an initiative of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation that seeks to increase college enrollment rates among Marion County high school seniors, especially among students from low-income households who are less likely than their higher-income peers to enroll.
In the spring of 2023, the Indiana General Assembly enacted new laws to address financial barriers to college enrollment, one of which was making the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) a high school graduation requirement. Increasing the FAFSA completion rate will allow more students to connect to the financial aid they need to make college more affordable and accessible.
Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, FAFSA completion is mandatory in Indiana. College Matters awarded grants to allow 26 Marion County public high schools within 14 school corporations and four community-based organizations to assist students and their families in meeting this new requirement. We are excited about the additional resources this grant will help us provide to our students!
For more information on the College Matters initiative, use the link below.