University of Southern Indiana



Are You a Resident of Kentucky?

USI offers reduced tuition for eligible students.

The University of Southern Indiana takes pride in offering two programs that allow students from selected Kentucky to pay a lower tuition rate. The program is a reciprocal agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  

Kentucky students who are residents of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, and Union counties will be considered for the David L. Rice Merit Scholarship.

The David L. Rice Merit Scholarship is a four-year renewable award available to high school seniors who earn at least a 3.0 grade point average with a minimum ACT composite score of a 20.   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 will automatically receive the David L. Rice Merit 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 Undergraduate Admissions at 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.


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