Midwest Student Exchange Program

Reduced tuition for nonresidents

IU Fort Wayne participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), a multistate tuition reciprocity program established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Students who live in states that participate in MSEP can attend IU Fort Wayne and pay tuition at 150 percent of the in-state rate.

What does this mean for you? If you are a legal resident of one of the participating states, the MSEP award significantly reduces the cost for you to attend IU Fort Wayne.

Participating states

The states that currently participate in MSEP are Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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. IU Fort Wayne will award students from Michigan with the MSEP merit award (or similar funding) for all 2020 terms. Applying for 2021 terms and beyond? You may be eligible for our new Michigan Student Excellence Award. See our scholarship page for more on this savings opportunity.

How much money will the MSEP award save me?

The average tuition cost for an out-of-state student at IU Fort Wayne is currently $29,820 per year. MSEP award recipients pay tuition at 150 percent of IU Fort Wayne’s in-state rate, which reduces the cost to $13,650 for a savings of $16,170 per year.

It’s important to note that the MSEP award applies only to tuition costs. Mandatory fees and program fees are not reduced by the MSEP award.

Learn more about tuition and fees