BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington has recently welcomed new companies as partners in the Achieve Your Degree™ (AYD) tuition deferral program. Achieve Your Degree is a collaboration between Ivy Tech and employers that enables working adults to earn associate degrees or certifications with no upfront cost to them. In Bloomington, 230 employees are currently enrolled at Ivy Tech through the program.

Achieve Your Degree removes the financial barrier for working adults by combining federal financial aid and employer tuition benefits. Ivy Tech first helps AYD students apply for financial aid and applies grants to the student account. Next, Ivy Tech works with employers to defer tuition to the end of the semester, with the balance being owed by the employer based on current policy.

Some employers that are utilizing the AYD program this semester include Bell Trace Health and Living, Circle Prosco, Inc., Cook Group, German American Bank, Old National Bank, Paoli Health & Living Community, Singota Solutions, Stonecroft Health Campus, and Hearthstone Health Campus.

Employers can learn more about Achieve Your Degree by arranging a time for Ivy Tech to visit. To schedule a meeting, contact Jessica Duncan at or (812) 330-6349.

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About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.