Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
What is the Midwest Student Exchange Program?
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The Midwest Student Exchange Program, or MSEP, is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates. 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.

Q:
Which states participate?
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Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin.

Q:
Why is my state listed on your home page but not on the MSEP site?
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MSEP is a voluntary program and only nine of the twelve states in the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) participate. Iowa, South Dakota, and Ohio do not participate in MSEP at this time. If your state is not currently participating, please contact your state MHEC Commissioners to encourage participation. A listing of the MHEC Commissioners can be found online here.

Q:
Who is eligible to participate?
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You must be a legal resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin. You must be enrolling as a non-resident student at a participating MSEP campus to receive the discount.

Q:
How much can I save?
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Actual savings through the program will vary from institution to institution depending upon the tuition rates. Participating students will typically realize savings between $500 and $5,000.

Q:
How do I enroll?
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Contact the Campus Administrator at the participating MSEP institution directly. Mark prominently on the institution's application form that you seek admission as a MSEP student.

Q:
Where can I find an application?
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To apply for admission as a MSEP student, you should contact the Campus Administrator at the participating MSEP institution directly. Each participating institution has a Campus Administrator who facilitates the program. To find campus details click here.

Q:
What are the application requirements?
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The application requirements vary by institution. Contact the Campus Administrator at the participating MSEP institution directly for more details.

Q:
What is the application deadline?
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The application deadline varies by institution. Contact the Campus Administrator at the participating MSEP institution directly for more details.

Q:
Do I need to reapply each year?
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You may need to reapply. Contact the Campus Administrator at the participating MSEP institution directly for more details.