State Asks Institutions To Help Students Deal With High Cost Of College

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Some of the state's four-year colleges are trying to come up with ways to make college more affordable.

But the cost has become so high that the Commission for Higher Education is pushing schools to help reduce student debt and make sure students graduate on time.

Beginning this year, the commission is asking schools to set annual targets for reducing the cost of a degree and undergraduate students' average debt load at their campuses.

"We're trying to ensure that more Indiana students can complete post-secondary credentials," Commissioner Teresa Lubbers said, "and that they can do it at the lowest possible cost."

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