The program is available only for students who started at Ball State by Spring 2019. New students starting after that will not be eligible.
All current students receiving these discounts will remain eligible for them during their enrollment at Ball State. Should the student stop continuous enrollment in fall and spring semesters and resume enrollment at a later date, the tuition agreements will not be reinstated. If a student has an approved leave of absence and maintains satisfactory academic progress, they will continue to receive this award.
Thanks to the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), Ball State offers reduced tuition to academically qualified students from eight states in the Midwest.
This arrangement applies to legal residents of the following states:
- North Dakota
If eligible, students may attend Ball State and save over $12,101 per year from our regular tuition rate for out-of-state students. The MSEP award reduces the total tuition for an out-of-state student to 150 percent of the tuition cost for an Indiana resident student.
Please note that students who qualify for any of the following scholarships are not eligible to receive both the MSEP award and the other scholarships/grants:
- Presidential Scholarship
- Ball State Scholars Award
- Distinction Scholarship
- Impact Grant
- Opportunity Grant
- Beneficence Scholar Award
- Academic Distinction Transfer Award
The student will receive the award that has the greatest value.
Also, since the MSEP award is tuition-specific, receipt of other tuition-specific scholarships may impact the amount of the award. This scholarship may only be applied to institutional charges.
MSEP is limited to full-time degree seeking undergraduate students (enrolled for 12-18 hours per semester) and full-time graduate students (enrolled for 9 hours per semester) enrolled in on-campus classes.
All financial aid received when combined with MSEP cannot exceed the total cost of attendance.
Ball State will provide the MSEP benefit to a transfer student who has exhausted the four semesters of eligibility for the Academic Distinction Award and originally met the MSEP criteria.
Learn more about the Midwest Student Exchange Program.