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Midwest Student Exchange Program

Policy
Purpose: 

This policy outlines the eligibility requirements for the Midwest Student Exchange (MWSE), the length of the scholarship, renewal criteria and any exceptions to the scholarships.

Applies to: 

First-time non-resident freshmen and transfer students at the University of Kansas, Lawrence campus.

Campus: 
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MWSE) is a partial tuition discount program designed to improve access for non-resident students to attend the University of Kansas. Students who have been selected to receive the MWSE discount will be charged 150% of resident tuition rates.

Eligibility

  • Newly admitted non-resident freshmen and transfer students can be considered for the Midwest Student Exchange (MWSE). Freshmen who are assessed non-resident tuition rates, must submit a complete admission application by November 1 to be considered for the Midwest Student Exchange. Newly admitted transfer students who are assessed non-resident tuition rates, must submit a complete application by February 1 to be considered for the Midwest Student Exchange. Only transfer students coming directly from a community college will be considered. Graduate students are not eligible. 
  • Only prospective students from the states of Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin can receive the MWSE. Beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year, prospective undergraduate students from Ohio will eligible for consideration. 
  • Awardees will be notified in writing if they are awarded the Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship (MWSE).
    • The December ACT/SAT, 2017 test scores are the last test scores to be used for MWSE Scholarship awarding.
    • The seventh semester cumulative grade report is the last cumulative GPA to be used for MWSE Scholarship awarding.
    • Student must self-report any improved test scores or GPA by February 1, 2018 to be considered for the MWSE Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.
    • MWSE is a four-year renewable scholarship for freshmen. MWSE is a three-year renewable scholarship for transfer students. 
    • Recipients must be non-resident freshman or transfer students who are assessed non-resident tuition rates.

Terms

MWSE scholarships will expire after four years of undergraduate study or upon earning an undergraduate degree; whichever occurs first for freshmen recipients. MWSE scholarships will expire after three years of undergraduate study or upon earning an undergraduate degree; whichever occurs first for transfer recipients.

Renewal

Students must maintain a cumulative KU GPA of 3.25, complete 30 KU hours each academic year and be assessed non-resident tuition rates for the Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship to be renewed. If the renewal criterion is not met, the scholarship will be revoked. At any time, the scholarship will be reinstated if the student should meet the academic renewal criteria. 

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

Any student assessed non-resident tuition who had been approved for MWSE whose tuition status changes to resident because of a residency classification change, fee privileges or special rates will no longer be eligible for the MWSE. Financial Aid & Scholarships will monitor scholarship recipients on a regular basis and if the student is paying resident tuition rates the scholarship will be revoked effective for the next semester.

Contact: 
Gail Sherron, Associate Director
Financial Aid and Scholarships
785-864-5418
gsherron@ku.edu
Approved by: 
Associate Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Approved on: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Effective on: 
Monday, August 1, 2011
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

Information on the Midwest Students Exchange Program is updated annually by Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Definitions: 

Non-resident tuition: Tuition rates equal to out-of-state tuition rates
Resident tuition rates: Tuition rates equal to in-state tuition rates
Fee privilege or special rates: A waiver of out-of-state tuition charges
Tuition Compact: Tuition rate set for a four-year period that is assessed to certain categories of students

Keywords: 
Midwest Student Exchange Program; MSEP; Jayhawk Generations; Scholarships; Partial tuition waivers; Financial Aid & Scholarships; Scholarship renewal criteria; Non-Resident Tuition
Change History: 
05/09/2018: Updated and approved. Included change for incoming freshman. Removed unneeded information from previous academic years. 
08/31/2017: Updated and approved. Included new information for transfer students. Removed out of date information for previous academic years. 
03/14/2017: Updated and approved major requirements.
09/11/2015: Updated and approved.
11/17/2014: Policy formatting cleanup (e.g., bolding, spacing).
08/18/2014: Updated and approved.
08/23/2013: Updated and approved.
11/30/2012: Updated and approved.
08/01/2012: Updated and approved.
08/18/2011: Updated and approved.
 
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Financial Categories: 
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