IU offering in-state tuition grants in wake of criticism

Indiana University will be offering grants to in-state students starting next year to help lessen the impact of tuition
increases.

Undergraduate students at the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses will be eligible for $300 tuition
grants if they are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours and earn at least a B average. Those at IU’s other campuses can receive
$200 grants.

The plan announced today comes after IU’s trustees approved an in-state tuition increase of 4.6 percent
for this school year, drawing the ire of some lawmakers who asked the school to reconsider.

Most in-state undergraduates
at IU’s Bloomington campus saw a $382 tuition increase, to $8,613, for 2009-10. IU President Michael McRobbie said a majority
of in-state students would have qualified last year for the grants.

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