Ivy Tech eyes tax refunds for overdue bills

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Ivy Tech Community College is joining a program that will dock the income tax refunds of students who owe money on their tuition bills or haven't repaid financial aid after withdrawing from classes.

Ivy Tech officials say that starting in 2013 the school will use the state's tax intercept program in an attempt to collect on nearly $9 million in past due bills.

Ivy Tech vice president Chris Ruhl tells the Journal & Courier that the school expects some losses to uncollected bills, but that it trying to collect all the money it can.

School officials say the tax intercept program will apply to students who owe money for the 2011-12 academic year and thereafter.

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