TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana State University is offering students who enroll in the fall a four-year "graduation guarantee" if they follow certain responsibilities.
Eligible students must sign a contract. If they live up to their responsibilities as outlined, they'll be able to complete a bachelor's degree in four years. If not, they'll be able to take their remaining courses tuition-free.
ISU President Dan Bradley said tells the Tribune-Star that "the longer you take to get out of college, the less chance you have of finishing." He also says the cost of going to school an extra year is close to $20,000.
The Terre Haute school's current four-year graduation rate is about 25 percent, but officials hope the new Sycamore Graduation Guarantee boosts that. ISU expects about 2,500 new freshmen next fall.
For more information on the graduation guarantee, go to www.indstate.edu.