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The Top 100 Students Awards is a new program the Ball State Foundation is introducing to juniors and seniors this school year. The awards are based off similar programs at IUPUI and Butler. Brittney Grim, Photo Provided
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Ball State Foundation announces Top 100 Student Awards

When Brittney Grim, director of student and young alumni philanthropy and 2018 Ball State alumna, was a student at Ball State, she said she wished there was a program for students who performed well in school and were involved but maybe didn’t get the recognition they felt they deserved from the university.


Ro-Anne Royer Engle, Ball State vice president for student affairs, presents fall 2021 enrollment numbers with Paula Luff, vice president for enrollment, planning and management at the Board of Trustees meeting in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Oct. 1, 2021. Though freshman enrollment decreased by about 8 percent, the share of students of color and of socioeconomic diversity increased. Grace McCormick, DN
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Ball State Board of Trustees discusses decreased freshmen enrollment, Brown Family Amphitheater budget

Ball State’s Board of Trustees considered reasons for about an 8 percent decrease in freshman enrollment for the 2021-22 school year at its meeting Oct. 1. Paula Luff, vice president for enrollment, planning and management, said students weren’t able to visit campus in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic when deciding whether to enroll for the fall.


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Indiana 529 college savings plans increase in 2020

As many college students worry about paying off student loans, the average cost of college tuition in the United States has consistently risen at two to three times the rate of inflation each year, according to the College Savings Plans Network. The majority of federal financial aid comes in the form of loans, which increases the burden of student loan debt for graduates and families.


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