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Midwest Student Exchange Program

What is the Midwest Student Exchange Program?

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students. If you are a qualifying resident of a participating state, and not in Undergraduate Programs with Special Tuition Rates, you will receive a reduced tuition rate at UW-River Falls. 

How does it work?

Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge non-resident students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate. To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate student with a declared major in a degree-seeking program. More information can be found on the Midwest Student Exhange Program website.

What states participate in MSEP?

Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio participate in MSEP.

Minnesota residents: Minnesota residents have a separate tuition reciprocity agreement and should apply online to pay a tuition rate comparable to a state university in Minnesota.  

How do I enroll in MSEP?

A student’s residency status is determined upon admission and UWRF uses that status to qualify students for the Midwest Student Exchange Program, therefore enrollment in the MSEP is automatic, so long as a student enrolls as a degree-seeking student in a qualifying program.

Status in the MSEP program is renewed automatically for students who maintain good standing and continuous (fall and spring) full-time enrollment.

About MSEP

UW-River Falls MSEP information

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