Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, and Union CountiesIllustration of the state of Indiana with words "you may qualify for in-state tuition" and arrow pointing down to Kentucky eligible counties: Union, Henderson, Davises, Hancock

You may qualify for in-state rates that bring annual cost of tuition to just $7,800

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.

Although the state of Kentucky will not allow Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships (KEES) to be used at the University of Southern Indiana, the combination of in-state tuition and potential David L. Rice Merit Scholarships that range from $500-$5,000 per year allow USI to remain an affordable option. In fact, many students receive Rice Merit Scholarships that exceed KEES funding.

David L. Rice Merit Scholarship
This is the primary scholarship offered by the University of Southern Indiana to all eligible applicants (in-state and out-of-state) with permanent residency in the U.S. To qualify, students must achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and one of the following scores:  a combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1030 or an ACT composite score of 20. Award amounts vary based upon academic merit and are renewable. Qualified students automatically receive the Rice Scholarship based upon their application for admission.

SAT* 1030-1090 1100-1190 1200-1250 1260-1350 1360+
ACT 20-21 22-24 25-26 27-29 30+
4.0+ $2500 $3000 $3500 $4000 $5000
3.9-3.99 $2000 $2500 $3000 $3500 $4000
3.7-3.89 $1500 $2000 $2500 $3000 $3500
3.6-3.69 $1000 $1500 $2000 $2500 $3000
3.4-3.59 $750 $1000 $1500 $2000 $2500
3.0-3.39 $500 $750 $1000 $1500 $2000

*SAT is combination of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math Scores (began March 2016)

***All grades above 4.0 are converted to 4.0.

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