Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
What is MSEP?
An interstate educational opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin! Provides more affordable educational opportunities for students to attend out-of-state institutions!
Reduced out-of-state tuition rates!
The University of Nebraska Omaha participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), an interstate initiative established by the Midwestern Higher Education Commission to increase educational opportunities for students in its member states.
This program enables residents from these 9 states to enroll in participating institutions at reduced tuition levels. Tuition for MSEP students attending participating public institutions is equal to no more than 150% of the regular in-state tuition rate. The cost to MSEP students is lower than regular non-resident tuition.
MSEP Cost per Credit Hour *
|On & Off-Campus/Offutt Courses||Resident||Non-Res||MSEP|
|Undergraduate - UNO **||$196.75||$580.50||$295.12|
|Graduate - UNO **||$245.25||$645.75||$367.87|
* The MSEP tuition reduction is applied to the UNL courses based at UNO.
** Online/Distance Courses: The rates provided here are for on-campus courses only. For distance education tuition, MSEP participants will be billed at the distance education nonresident rate or 150% of the distance education resident rate, whichever is less.
MSEP Eligibility Requirements
Freshman students must reside in one of the participating states and have a minimum ACT composite score of 21 or SAT total score of 990 (Critical Reading & Math) OR be in the upper third of their class to qualify at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Transfer students must reside in one of the participating states and have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average to qualify at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Graduate students must be admitted to a UNO Graduate degree program and have provided the required credentials necessary to determine academic qualification for the MSEP program.
- The student must be admitted to UNO in a degree program and have provided the required credentials necessary to determine academic qualification for the MSEP program.
- The student must advise the appropriate UNO Admissions Office (Undergraduate or Graduate) that MSEP status is desired.
- The recent year's home state tax return must be provided confirming the student resides in an MSEP member state.
- To receive the continued benefits of the program, undergraduate students must maintain a 2.50 NE system cumulative grade point average and graduate students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
- Students are considered a non-resident for tuition purposes.
The Student Accounts Office makes the appropriate tuition adjustments to the MSEP rates after the student has registered for classes. The student's UNO tuition billing will reflect non-resident tuition charges with a waiver applied to reduce the total tuition amount to the 150% MSEP benefit. MSEP participants cannot establish residency for the purposes of paying in-state tuition.
Additional information concerning the Midwest Student Exchange Program is available from the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.
If you have further questions, please contact the appropriate Admissions Office:UNO Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 6001 Dodge Street, Eppley Administration Building 111, 402.554.2393.