Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) Award for Graduate and Professional Students
IUPUI has joined the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
The Midwest Student Exchange Program was established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to increase interstate educational opportunities for students in its member states. The program enables legal residents of Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to enroll at IUPUI at a reduced cost.
Savings for Michigan Residents: The State of Michigan withdrew from the Midwest Student Exchange Program in September of 2019, but don't worry — we've got you covered. IUPUI will award eligible students from Michigan with the MSEP merit award (or similar funding) for all 2020 terms. Consideration and review of possible extensions for 2021 terms and beyond will be ongoing.
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 IUPUI, a student must be a legal resident of Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. The student must also apply and be admitted to IUPUI as a nonresident, as well as enroll in an MSEP eligible graduate or professional program and attend classes on campus. Eligible students will be granted a Midwest Student Exchange Program award.
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.
Certain graduate degree programs will be participating in the MSEP. For a full list, visit our Participating Programs webpage. Note that if a student moves from an MSEP eligible graduate / professional program to a non-MSEP eligible program their tuition could significantly increase.
IUPUI’s participation in the MSEP will become effective with the Fall 2016 semester. Ohio residents will be eligible beginning Fall 2018.
Participation in the MSEP is available to both full-time and part-time students.
Prospective students should refer to admissions deadlines set by the individual graduate / professional programs to determine if IUPUI is still accepting applications for a desired starting term. Graduate / professional admissions is decentralized on the IUPUI campus.
If a student currently resides in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin and has one of the following immigration statuses, they may qualify for the MSEP award at IUPUI. 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.
No, application fee waivers are not a part of the MSEP program.
Yes. A student who is a legal resident of Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin and has applied and been admitted to an MSEP eligible graduate / professional program at IUPUI as a non-Indiana resident, may receive the MSEP award and still be granted a school-specific award in the form of a fellowship, graduate assistantship, teaching assistantship or research assistantship.
Yes, the MSEP award will be granted for summer session courses taken at IUPUI. The first eligible summer term is Summer 2017.
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.
Actual savings can vary, based on the graduate / professional program the student is enrolled in. Note that you should pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition.
Important note: The MSEP Award reduces IUPUI tuition costs. Mandatory fees and other program fees are not reduced by the award.
Students can estimate mandatory fees, program fees and resident tuition by using the IUPUI fee estimator.
Under RESIDENCY, be sure to select “Indiana Resident” to compute the correct resident tuition
Select “Graduate \ Professional” for Status.
Select Program and Number of Hours for the term
Using the Sub Total displayed under “Approximate Tuition Cost,” compute 150% of that tuition cost.
Note that the MSEP award affects only tuition costs and doesn’t impact listed “Approximate Mandatory and Program Fees,” “Auxiliary Fees,” or “Total Costs.”
Approximate Tuition Cost:
Indiana Resident Sub Total:
MSEP Eligible Program Sub Total:
Out of State:
About 100 graduate / professional on-campus programs are participating in the MSEP program. For a full list, visit our Participating Programs webpage. Fully online programs are NOT eligible for the MSEP award. Note that if a student moves from an MSEP eligible graduate / professional program to a non-MSEP eligible program his/her tuition could significantly increase.
Both programs must be MSEP eligible in order for the student to receive the award.
Yes, MSEP students enrolled in an IUPUI on-campus degree program can take online courses to fulfill requirements outlined in their 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 beginning Fall 2016 and will not need to complete an MSEP application.
Yes. The student will continue to receive the award as long as they remain in the MSEP (or has an approved leave of absence) and remain eligible to enroll in the MSEP eligible degree program regardless of subsequent status of the Participation Agreement or the institution’s or degree program’s participation in the exchange program. Note that if a student moves from an MSEP eligible graduate / professional program to a non-MSEP eligible program his/her tuition could significantly increase.
No, the student must enroll in courses through IUPUI for the MSEP award to be applied.
Students receiving combinations of scholarships and awards that exceed tuition and fees (direct costs) may need to consult with IRS publications #520 and #508 on tax liability for the difference. Please see the IRS website for downloadable copies or more information. (The Scholarship Office cannot provide information on tax advising.)
Students who have not already been contacted about their MSEP eligibility, but feel they meet the eligibility criteria, can contact the Office of the Registrar to obtain an MSEP appeal form.
For more information please contact the IUPUI Graduate Office at 317-274-1577 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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