INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ivy Tech Community College has ended a policy that withheld transcripts from students who owe the statewide college money.

Under the previous policy, some Ivy Tech students who wanted to transfer to a four-year school were unable to do because Ivy Tech withheld transcripts from students owing the college any money.

But WFYI-TV reports that under its new policy, Ivy Tech now makes transcripts available to all students.

The new policy affects about 80,000 students at its more than 20 campuses around Indiana.

A school official says many students denied access to their transcripts owed as little as $5.