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Midwest Student Exchange Program

What is the Midwest Student Exchange Program?

The Midwest Student Exchange Program is a multi-state tuition discount that offers students in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan (through Spring 2021 entry term), Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Ohio reduced tuition rates. That means you qualify to pay lower tuition at UW-Eau Claire, just because of the state you live in! How cool is that?

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UW-Eau Claire doesn't limit the number of students from MSEP states who get reduced tuition. *All undergraduate majors except Nursing are eligible for the MSEP tuition.

Midwest Student Exchange Program - All States
Midwest Student Exchange Program - All States

Here are the qualifications to take advantage of the MSEP program:

  • Must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire as a degree-seeking student. 
  • Be a legal resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan (through Spring 2021 entry term), Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Ohio. Minnesota students are covered under the Minnesota/Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement. 
  • Most degree programs and majors are approved for the lower tuition rate. Exceptions include nursing (undergraduate and Doctor of Nursing Practice) and most of the online graduate programs with unique tuition rates.
  • If a student exceeds 165 credits, MSEP students will be charged at regular non-resident rates.

Note that the admissions application will be used to verify eligibility; no separate application process is needed.

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Don't take our word for it—watch the video to hear current out-of-state students talk about their experiences at UW-Eau Claire and how they used the Midwest Student Exchange Program to reduce their tuition.

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