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, by completing the IU Application for Residency.
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 completing the Reciprocity Student Form.
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 10 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
The Midwest Student Exchange or MSEP is an agreement amongst several mid-western states allowing students who are residents of member states, admitted as credential-seeking, nonresident students at IU Southeast, to pay 150% of resident rate versus full non-resident rate. With IU Southeast’s current fee structure, that discount amounts to about half the full, non-resident rate. Current participating states are: Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This program is not available to students taking classes in a non-degree visiting student status, either at graduate or undergraduate level.
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 title of form it states “Residency” strike out and put MSEP.
MSEP students will see on their tuition bill a line charging them full non-resident rate, followed by a credit line that effectively reduces the payable to 150% of the resident rate.