Indiana Tech and Fort Wayne Community Schools are making college education more attainable

What’s happening: Indiana Tech and Fort Wayne Community Schools are working to make a college education more accessible for students through a new program called Promise IT that guarantees admission and financial assistance to those who qualify.

How it works: FWCS students who graduate with a 2.0 GPA or above, starting in the 2024-2025 school year, will be guaranteed admission to Indiana Tech.

Plus, FWCS students who are eligible for full federal Pell Grant and Indiana state college aid will have their full tuition and fees covered through the Promise IT program. This is possible through a combination of federal aid, state aid, and scholarship funds provided by Indiana Tech. 

Students who are not eligible for a full federal Pell Grant will still be guaranteed admission to the school and will have access to other scholarship opportunities to help ease the financial burden of paying for college, according to the press release.
Students interested in utilizing the Promise IT program must apply for Indiana Tech, provide their high school transcript and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

What they’re saying: “All of us at Indiana Tech are extremely proud to partner with Fort Wayne Community Schools on the Promise IT program,” says Indiana Tech President Karl Einolf. “Making education more affordable, accessible, relevant and impactful is central to the mission of each of our organizations. By working together, we will help more students obtain college degrees that will position them, and our region, for greater success in the years ahead. This program is a significant win for students and families and for our city’s employers and economy.”
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Brittany Smith is Input Fort Wayne's Managing Editor. Previously she served as Assistant Editor and participated in the College Input Program. She also volunteers for Northeast Indiana Public Radio.