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Ivy Tech Elkhart cutting summer tuition to $50 per credit hour

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Release from Ivy Tech Community College

Many Ivy Tech students at the college's Elkhart County campus are finding that 50 is a very lucky number.  This year Ivy Tech is celebrating its 50th anniversary and in honor of that milestone, local philanthropists Mervin and Dorothy Lung have given a boost to the scholarship fund that bears their name.

Starting with Ivy Tech's summer 2013 semester, eligible Elkhart County students will pay only $50 per credit hour, which is more than a 50 percent discount on the college's already affordable tuition rate of $111.15 per credit hour. 

Ivy Tech Chancellor Thomas Coley announced the discounted tuition rate at a news conference this afternoon.

"The Lungs have been funding an endowment since 1987 which provides a $35 per credit hour discount to students from Elkhart County who attend Ivy Tech's Elkhart County campus and who do not receive other financial aid.  Since the Lung Scholarship was established, more than $2 million in tuition assistance has been awarded to students.  While we can identify the dollar amount the Lungs have provided, the impact they have had on the lives of our students is immeasurable. Making higher education affordable for a large number of students is a gift to not only our students, but to the Elkhart County community who benefits from an educated workforce," Coley stated.
 
Last summer, the Lungs committed $4.1 million to their scholarship endowment and, in a letter addressed to the Elkhart County community, Dorothy Lung stated, "We have always strongly believed in a good educational system. Ivy Tech has been a large part of creating an opportunity for the residents of Elkhart County to have access to higher education, thus creating a better life for them and their families. For many years, we have supported this work, and now look to create a foundation to ensure generations to come, access to higher education."
 
The Lungs also funded an endowment that supports the Licensed Practical Nursing program at the Elkhart County campus.

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