Low cost, high value: Colleges pitch their programs at Ed Fest


Community Ed Fest visitors pass through the main hall Oct. 25 at Columbus Learning Center. Nine students won $1,000 scholarships for either writing a 500-word essay or submitting a YouTube video about why they want to attend college in Columbus. PHOTO BY ANDREW LAKER

Kristen Brasher thought it would be a waste of time to apply for scholarships at IUPUC.

“Too much competition,” she said.

But the 24-year-old Seymour resident applied anyway, got most of her schooling paid for and now is an internal recruiter for Elwood Staffing.

Another way she saved money in school was by commuting from home instead of living on campus. Local officials say the cost of campus housing can reach $20,000 for four years.

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