IUPUI to waive admission application fee for IPS students

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — IUPUI is waiving the admission application fee for all Indianapolis Public Schools students.

IUPUI made the announcement on Monday. The school will waive the $50 admission application fee for all IPS students beginning with those who graduate in spring 2015 and apply for admission in fall 2015.

Schools officials say this follows a plan IPS adopted at the end of May to provide a free breakfast, lunch and snack of fresh fruit or vegetables to all students.

According to a release, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 provides funds for the free meal program. At least 40 percent of a school’s students must qualify for free meals — based on their family income — in order to be eligible for the program. A grant covers the costs for students who don’t meet the requirements.

IUPUI waives the application fee for students who received free and reduced-price lunches and whose counselors submit waiver requests.

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