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Adult Student Grant Information for Indiana Residents

Are you an adult over the age of 25 living in Indiana, interested in pursuing higher education? You may qualify for up to $2,000 with the Adult Student Grant offered by the state! There is no repayment required, and you can apply every single year! 

The Adult Student Grant is especially important for adult learners who are attending college part time (6 semester hours) as it can provide an extra boost for tuition, fees, and other associated costs. 

Click here to see the requirements and how you can apply! 

Learning how to finance your education is one of the biggest struggles for students at every level of learning. Knowing what kinds of scholarships, loans, and grants are available to you is essential in making the decision to pursue higher education. When it comes to being an adult learner specifically, it is important to explore all of these avenues to know what is available. 

Upon financing, your next steps will be deciding what degree to pursue. If you're an adult who would greatly benefit from a bachelor's degree, the University of Southern Indiana has several online degree completion programs designed to benefit you!

Click on each of the panels below to learn more about the online programs offered as well as find links to each page.

The BPS program is a flexible (and affordable!) way to earn a college degree. Under the Applied Studies Major, students can choose from 6 distinct concentrations:

  • Applied Studies - Crime and Justice
  • Applied Studies - Cybersecurity
  • Applied Studies - Early Childhood Education
  • Applied Studies - Health Services Concentration
  • Applied Studies - Organizational Leadership
  • Applied Studies - Public Service

If you're an adult learner with some completed credits already, the Individual Studies Major may be right for you. With this major, an advisor will help propose a plan of study that helps you meet your career and educational goals by analyzing and existing college credit you may have, as well as any work and life experience. 

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The BUAD program is offered on a flexible schedule, specifically designed to help working adults achieve their goals. 

Upon completion of the BUAD, you will be prepared for an array of exciting and rewarding business positions. These positions could be in areas such as human resources, management, operations, healthcare, consulting, or public administration.

The University of Southern Indiana Romain College of Business is dual accredited from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Fewer than 200 business schools worldwide have earned both accreditations.

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The BSEE program is specifically designed to help working adults achieve their goals. 

Upon completion of the BSEE, you will be prepared for an array of exciting careers across many industries including utilities, manufacturing, automotive, health care, defense systems, and telecommunications.

Our program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This means that all program outcomes are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Commission to ensure you receive the best possible education.

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The BSHIIM program can help you gain the necessary knowledge for the ever-expanding field of healthcare. 

Our program can help you build and strengthen high-tech skills for our community in the emerging field of Health Information Technology (HIT). We combine concepts in healthcare, information technology, and management practice to provide you with the knowledge needed to be a valuable designer, implementer, and manager of health information systems.

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Should you be a Registered Radiographer interested in a bachelor's degree, enrolling in USI's Rad Tech program can help you conveniently advance your career.

With just 33 hours of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences major courses and the required University Core 39, you can receive your bachelor degree. You will also be given the choice between three specialty areas: 

  • Clinical Education
  • Radiology Management
  • MRI and CT 

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The sport management field has a large range of positions that the BSSM at USI can help to prepare you for. These fields include things like management, marketing, business administration and communications. 

With succinct program goals like communicating effectively in leadership roles across diverse organizations, and understanding the role and impact of changing technologies of sport experiences on communities, you will be equipped with powerful knowledge to take into your career.

The BSSM program at USI is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

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Are you a Registered Nurse? USI's RN to BSN program can help you advance your career by completing your Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Our experienced and practiced faculty can help lead you to success by providing evidence-based nursing experience, helping you meet the needs of an ever-changing health care delivery system.

Our program has 6 different start dates a year, meaning you don't have to wait to begin your journey towards success. The offered accelerated courses mean that you can also complete your degree in as few as 14 months. 

All nursing programs at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Find out more by visiting our website. 

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If you are a Registered Respiratory Therapist looking for a bachelor's degree, the BSRT program is here to help adults like you achieve their career goals without putting a pause on life. You can start advancing your career today with 6 starts a year.

Completion of the degree can happen in as little as four semesters with the convenience of receiving credits for prior learning and experience as an RRT, which will be assessed upon admittance to the program. Courses are also accelerated on a 7-week format.

The USI RRT to BSRT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

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