Waynedale Political Commentaries


For many young Hoosiers, the path to a productive and successful future will involve a college degree. Likewise, Indiana’s future depends on the hard work and robust education of our students.

To assist families in planning ahead for college, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education has launched its annual campaign, College GO!

From children just starting school, to teenagers looking toward their next step after high school graduation, or adults planning to return to school, there are specific steps to take now in order to be on the path toward college and career success.

As a part of the College GO! Campaign, the Learn More Indiana website has been updated with many resources available to students and families preparing for college.

By visiting LearnMoreIndiana.org, you can access:
Career Exploration Tools: Research different careers and their educational requirements, take quizzes and surveys to identify the right careers for you, and find tips for career success.

Interactive College Map: Explore Indiana’s public, private, and for-profit colleges with an interactive map featuring colleges’ tuition rates, student-to-faculty ratios, application fees and direct website links. Students and families can also explore degree programs offered at Indiana’s public colleges.

Student Checklists for All Ages: Find specific steps Hoosiers of all ages should take to prepare for college.

Paying for College 101: LearnMoreIndiana.org brings together a variety of tools and resources designed to help Hoosiers pay for college in one place—including information on state and federal financial aid and how to qualify, the College Costs Estimator, and tips on how to save for college and avoid overwhelming debt.

College Transfer Information: Learn how college credits transfer from one college to another, how to move seamlessly from one school or degree to another, and how to progress through college as efficiently and affordably as possible to achieve your career goals.

Returning Adults and Military Veterans: The new Learn More Indiana website includes resources focused on returning adults and Indiana’s military service men and women as they explore and plan for college.

Educators can access College GO! materials and classrooms activities, including information on how to apply for grants and contribute to a College 529 Savings Plan, at www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/classroom-materials .

The 21st century Hoosier workforce must be competitively aligned with our labor needs. By taking time to prepare for college, students are setting themselves up for career success, and contributing to the continued health of Indiana’s economy.

David Long - IN Dist. 16 Senator

David is a former Republican member of the Indiana State Senate representing the 16th district which encompasses Waynedale. He served as the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana State Senate. David writes the "Straight From The Senate" column for the newspaper. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer