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Are You a Resident of Kentucky or Illinois?

USI offers reduced tuition for eligible students.

The University of Southern Indiana takes pride in offering two programs that allow students from selected Kentucky and Illinois counties to pay a lower tuition rate. The first program is a reciprocal agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the second program is a non-resident grant (for undergraduates only) including both Kentucky and Illinois. Each program is outlined for you. If you meet the requirements and would like more information, please call the USI Office of Admission at 812/464-1765 or toll free at 800/467-1965.

As of November 19, 2004, Kentucky students who are residents of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, and Union counties will be considered for the Departmental Scholarship.

The Departmental Scholarship is a four-year renewable award available to high school seniors who are ranked in the top twenty-five percent of their class, and also on track to complete the PCC (Pre-College Curriculum) OR ranked in the top 10% while earning a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale in math, English, science, and social studies. Award amounts are variable, based upon academic class standing, high school grade point average, and scores on either the ACT or SAT.  Academically qualified students who apply to USI by March 1, 2005 will automatically receive the Departmental Scholarship.

Students from the reciprocity counties who excel in sports, theatre, music, art, and creative writing also may be eligible for competitive scholarships.  Other awards are available through the USI Foundation to recognize individuals on the basis of community service, area of study, or county of residence, in addition to academic achievement.

Please contact the Office of Admission at enroll@usi.edu or by calling 800-467-1965 for additional information.

Reciprocity for undergraduate and graduate students

Thanks to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Kentucky Council on Higher Education, a reciprocal agreement between Kentucky and Indiana provides an opportunity for the residents of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, and Union counties in Kentucky to attend the University of Southern Indiana while paying "in-state" tuition and fees.

An eligible student:

  • must be accepted and enrolled at USI.
  • may enroll in any undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • shall be subject to the same admission standards as resident students.
  • shall be assessed tuition and fees at resident student rates.

Non-Resident Top Scholar Award
New freshmen who are non-residents of Indiana and either ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class or have
a minimum grade point average of 3.75/4.0 and SAT 1700 or ACT 25 are eligible for this award.  The award pays the difference between in-state and non-resident tuition.  Student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 through 61 semester hours earned, 3.0 after earning 62 to 92 hours and 3.25 thereafter for renewal.  Application for admission to the University as a degree-seeking student must be completed by March 1 of the student's senior year in high school. 

Regional Academic Scholarship
These scholarships are automatically awarded to eligible students in Kentucky and Illinois pursuing an undergraduate degree or certificate. 
Such students must reside in University provided housing. *

This program is open to both new freshman and new transfer students who are permanent residents and is limited to the first bachelor's degree of 155 earned hours.

A minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative high school grade point average is required. 

Transfer students must also have a minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative college grade point average. 

A minimum 1500 SAT or 21 ACT score is also required. 

Recipients must enroll in the fall and spring terms following receipt of award notification in at least 9 semester hours in fall and spring with no minimum for summer.  Recipients must successfully complete 67% of all USI attempted hours and 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA for renewal. 

*Note:  Students offered this award who choose not to live in University housing will receive the Non-Resident Grant listed below.

Non-Resident Grant
Fee waivers will be automatically awarded to eligible students in Kentucky and Illinois pursuing an undergraduate degree or certificate.  This program is open to both new freshman and new transfer students who are permanent residents and is limited to the first bachelor's degree of 155 earned hours.   

A minimum 2.5/4.0 cumulative high school grade point average is required. 

Transfer students must also have a minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative college grade point average. 

Recipients must enroll in the fall and spring terms following receipt of award notification.  Students may be enrolled part-time or full-time and must successfully complete 67% of all USI attempted credit hours and 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA for renewal.

 *Note:  The value of these Scholarships/Grants/Awards will increase if the USI tuition rate increases.

 *Note:  This new Scholarship/Grant/Award program takes effect for new students who begin their USI enrollment in Summer 2007 or later.


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