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IPFW joins Midwest Exchange

April 18th, 2017

Pact gives tuition break to out-of-state students

Journal Gazette

Some out-of-state students will get cheaper tuition through a program announced Friday by IPFW officials.

The school introduced an agreement with the Midwest Student Exchange Program for prospective out-of-state new students this fall. The program will be offered at the undergraduate level, according to a news release.

More than 100 colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin take part. It is billed as the Midwest's largest multistate tuition reciprocity program.

Through the Midwest Student Exchange Program, public institutions charge students no more than 150 percent of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. Private institutions offer a 10 percent reduction. Prospective students must be enrolling as non-resident students at a participating school to receive the discount.

“The MSEP allows the university to establish an identity throughout the Midwest region that highlights our academic quality, small class sizes, and globally recognized Purdue degrees,” Carl Drummond, vice chancellor for academic affairs, said in the release.

David Peterson, director of financial aid, said, “Our participation in the Midwest Student Exchange Program allows more students to benefit from the quality educational experiences offered by IPFW.”

Contact information and details on the undergraduate programs offered at IPFW can be found on the MSEP website,