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Ivy Tech offers fast degree for at-risk students

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Ivy Tech Community College is offering at-risk students a chance to earn an associate's degree in just 10 months instead of two years.

Students in the program at the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne campuses will get help preparing for college while still in high school. After earning an associate's degree, they can transfer to a four-year college or get a job.

Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder said the program will help at-risk youth at little or no cost to their parents.

Ivy Tech is still working out the details, but expects the program's first students next fall.

The program will be paid for by more than $2 million in grants. Officials hope hundreds of students can earn a degree before the funding expires in more than three years.

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