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Fulfilling the Promise.

IU Northwest is proud to announce our Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) award starting Fall 2016! The award provides newly admitted eligible students who are legal residents of one of the following states, tuition at 150% of the in-state rate:

  • Illinois

  • Kansas

  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • Nebraska

  • North Dakota

  • Wisconsin

What does that mean for you? The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state full time student is about $18,087.90* per academic year. If you qualify for the Midwest Student Exchange Program award, the cost of IU Northwest tuition would be approximately $9,716.40* excluding mandatory fees per academic year. Over four years, your tuition savings could be approximately $33,486.00*.
*Tuition figures based on 2016-17 tuition rate.

  • What is the Midwest Student Exchange Program?

    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. For more information CLICK HERE.

  • Which programs at IU Northwest participate in the MSEP?

    MSEP is available for undergraduate degree programs within the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Business, and the College of Health and Human Services. MSEP is available for the RN to BSN online degree program ONLY.  ALL other online degree programs are EXCLUDED.

  • Are both full- and part-time students at IU Northwest eligible to participate in the MSEP?

    Yes. Participation in the MSEP is available to both full-time and part-time degree seeking students.

  • How to apply for MSEP?

    Go to this page and read more information about the process. Submit an application for admission and pay the $35 application fee.  In addition, submit ACT/SAT scores and high school transcripts for incoming freshmen.  Transfer students should have transcripts sent from all previously attended institutions.  APPLY NOW


The MSEP award will expire after four years of undergraduate study or upon earning an undergraduate degree; whichever occurs first.  MSEP benefits will be applied to tuition only.  MSEP and Financial Aid can both be applied.  When combined, the award cannot exceed the total cost of attendance.  MSEP participants are responsible for all other fees assessed upon enrollment.  MSEP participants will be responsible for all fees associated with attendance at IU Northwest.  MSEP participants are not eligible for freshman and transfer scholarships.  MSEP will continue to be awarded as long as he/she remains a non-resident and remains eligible to enroll in the degree program.