From the AP:

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana high school seniors who apply for admission this week to 38 colleges and universities in the state won’t have to pay admission application fees.

The Indiana Commission of Higher Education says the fee waiver for Indiana residents is designed to encourage more high school seniors to apply for college.

The fee waivers are part of a new program called College GO! Week. State education offials say the statewide effort is designed to help Indiana students take practical steps to get to college and complete it.

The application fees vary. At Purdue University, which is one of the participating schools, the fee is $50.

Why just a week? This is a major decision in a young person’s life, not a used furniture sale.

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Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.