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Lafayette, IN Area Scholarships

Lafayette (/ˌlɑːfiːˈɛt/ or /ˌlɑːfiːˈjɛt/lah-fee-YET) is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis and 105 miles (169 km) southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette, on the other side of the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Lafayette was 67,140, roughly a 19% increase from 56,397 in 2000. Meanwhile, the 2010 U.S. Census pegged the year-round (excluding Purdue University students) population of West Lafayette at 29,596 and the Tippecanoe County population at 172,780.

Lafayette was founded in 1825 on the south/east bank of the Wabash River near where the river becomes impassable for riverboats upstream, though a French fort and trading post had existed since 1717 on the opposite bank and three miles downstream. It was named for the French general Marquis de Lafayette, a revolutionary war hero.

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Schools in and around Lafayette, IN

Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,906 average out-state tuition; $3,234 average in-state tuition
Harrison College-Lafayette
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $12,780 average out-state tuition; $12,780 average in-state tuition
Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $18,830 average out-state tuition; $18,830 average in-state tuition
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Ross Medical Education Center-Lafayette
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit