INDIANAPOLIS—Marian University (marian.edu) will offer financial assistance to former Harrison College students who were displaced when Harrison College officials suddenly announced the school’s closing on Friday, September 14. Marian University officials stated that Harrison College students who choose to enroll at Marian University’s campus on the westside of Indianapolis will receive a $14,000 scholarship ($7,000 per semester). Students who enroll in Marian’s online program will be eligible for a one-time $1,000 tuition scholarship; Marian will also waive the $40 application fee.
Marian University’s online programs typically start every five weeks, with the next term scheduled to start Sept. 24, 2018. Marian officials said that Harrison students could start taking classes as soon as next week, if they submit their applications, transcripts and other documents this week. Online programs include:
- Associate of Business Administration
- Associate of Paralegal Studies
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Health and Human Services
Students who choose to enroll in a campus-based program would be eligible to start taking classes in January 2019. Marian University offers 40 bachelor’s degree programs, 46 minors and 26 concentrations.
Marian University announced earlier this month that it will open a new two-year college next year. Classes are set to begin for those programs in July 2019.
This is the second time in two years that Marian University has made special accommodations for students who were impacted by a college’s decision to suspend operations. In 2017, more than 80- students from St. Joseph’s College transferred to Marian University when St. Joe’s officials announced they were suspending operations. Of the 43 St. Joe’s seniors who transferred to Marian University last year, 100 percent graduated on time in May 2018.