Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

Are you a current resident Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin looking to earn an IU or Purdue undergraduate degree from IUPUC? If so, we have some great news for you—we have joined the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP).

So what does that mean for you? It means you can enroll as an out-of-state student at IUPUC and reduce your tuition closer to our current in-student rate.

Program FAQs

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through the MSEP, participating institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. All enrollment decisions are made at the discretion of the receiving campus and the campus may exercise its right to limit participation or set specific admission requirements for MSEP.

To be eligible for the award at IUPUC, you must

  • Be a resident of Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin.
  • Apply and be admitted (including conditional admits) as a nonresident
  • Enroll and attend classes on campus.

Note: Some nonresident students may qualify for resident tuition according to Indiana state law. Those students are not eligible for the Midwest Student Exchange Program award. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or undocumented students that are classified as nonresidents are not eligible for the MSEP award.

All of our undergraduate bachelor programs and certificate programs are included. You can start and finish the following degrees at IUPUC as a MSEP student.

Exceptions include: All online degree programs, dual degree programs to which the student enrolls through a different institution (e.g., Butler University), and undergraduate degrees and certificates in the IU School of Medicine.

Yes, both full- and part-time students are eligible to participate.

If you currently reside in Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin and have one of the following immigration statuses, you may qualify for the MSEP award at IUPUC. Valid immigration statuses include: A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, E-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, H-1B, H-4, I, L-1, L-2, O-1, O-3, V-1, V-2, V-3, or pending I-485 beneficiary.

Yes; however, all financial aid received, when combined with the MSEP award, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance. MSEP participants are responsible for all other fees assessed upon enrollment.

Yes, generally all undergraduate degree-seeking students who meet the eligibility requirements can qualify for the MSEP beginning in fall 2016.

Yes, if you are enrolled in an IUPUC on-campus degree program, you can take online courses to fulfill requirements outlined in your degree map.

Yes. Starting with the Fall 2016 Semester, current or previously enrolled students who meet MSEP requirements and remain eligible to enroll in the degree program will qualify for the MSEP award automatically and will not need to complete an MSEP application.

Yes. You will continue to receive the award as long as you remain eligible to enroll in your degree program regardless of subsequent status of the MSEP Participation Agreement or the institution’s or degree program’s participation in the exchange program.

No, you must enroll in courses through IUPUC for the MSEP award to be applied.

You can contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at admissions@iupuc.edu for more information about the MSEP.