Students who can show they have resided in Indiana continuously for at least 12 months leading up to the start of the semester may apply for resident status. Students classified as Indiana residents are assessed the resident tuition rate and are considered automatically for Indiana state-sponsored financial aid if they have filed their FAFSA by the priority deadline. Residency classifications are initially determined by the admissions process, based on students’ answers to questions on the admissions application. Classifications may be appealed to the campus Registrar.
For a complete understanding of rules for determining your Indiana residency, review the official IU-wide policy statement.
Students who reside in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Shelby, Trimble, and Spencer counties in Kentucky are eligible for the resident fee rate under a reciprocity agreement between the states of Indiana and Kentucky. Classification as a reciprocity student is initially determined by the admissions process, based on students’ answers to questions on the admissions application. Classifications may be appealed to the campus Registrar.
The rules and principles for determining who is eligible for reciprocity classification are the same as used for determining Indiana residency. Where in policy statement it references “Indiana,” think “one of the qualifying counties in Kentucky.”
Reciprocity with Kentucky applies only IU Southeast, not all of IU. Reciprocity-eligible Kentucky resident students who make an inter-campus transfer to take courses from another IU campus will be classified as non-resident and billed the non-resident tuition rate by the other campus’ Bursar’s Office.
The Kentuckiana Metroversity is a consortium of eight Kentuckiana area schools including: Bellarmine University, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech Community College (Sellersburg campus), Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Spalding University, and University of Louisville. Subject to Metroversity rules and those of the host institution, a full-time undergraduate student may register for a maximum of two courses (maximum 8 credit hours) during the Fall / Spring semester only, at another member school. Full time graduate students may take up to one course (maximum 4 credit hours) during the Fall / Spring semester only, at another member school. Credits are transcripted through student’s home institution, and tuition is billed by the home institution, based on student’s residency classification there. Mandatory class fees are billed by and payable to the host institution.
Midwest Student Exchange/Indiana Partner
The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a multi-state reciprocity program established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Residents of select Midwest states will automatically receive the MSEP rate, which represents a reduction in the out-of-state rate of tuition. Participating states are Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
(Although Illinois and Michigan are no longer enrolled in the program, IU continues to honor the discount for those states.)
Students must be enrolled in an on-campus degree seeking program to be eligible. (Online programs are not eligible.)
MSEP classifications are initially determined by the admissions process, based on students’ answers to questions on the admissions application, and reflected on student profile as membership in the student group, MSEP. Classifications may be appealed to the campus Registrar, completing the IU Application for Residency. Where in the title of the form it states “a Resident” strike out and put "an MSEP."
The program discount is now noted as a tuition rate rather than as a scholarship to avoid a delay in the discount being posted. The discount will appear as “Indiana Partner tuition” on the bursar statement.