The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a tuition discount program designed to improve access for non-resident students to attend Pittsburg State University. Students who have been selected to receive the MSEP discount will be charged 150% of resident tuition rates for specific academic programs.
A student who is a resident of one of the following states may be eligible for the tuition discount:
Other eligibility requirements include:
INCOMING FRESHMEN - Applicants must have a minimum 21 ACT/980 SAT and at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the Kansas Regents' Pre-College Curriculum.
The Kansas Regents' Pre-College Curriculum consists of:
• 4 units of English
• 3 units of Mathematics (Nothing below Algebra I will be accepted)
• 3 units of Natural Science (One unit must be in Chemistry or Physics)
• 3 units of Social Science
INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENTS (minimum of 24 non-concurrent credit hours) - Applicants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative college GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
Incoming freshmen and transfer students must also major in the one of the following areas to receive the Midwest Student Exchange:
• Automotive Technology
• Construction Management
• Construction Engineering Technology
• Electronic Engineering Technology
• Exercise Science
• Family and Consumer Sciences
• Graphic Communications Management
• Justice Studies
• Plastics Engineering Technology
• Political Science
• Technology and Engineering Education
• Wood Technology
The awarding criteria are based upon the student's identified major as part of the MSEP; meeting established awarding criteria, and status as a resident of one of the states listed above. MSEP recipients must be newly admitted non-resident freshmen or transfer students assessed non-resident tuition rates.
The MSEP tuition discount will expire after four years of undergraduate study or upon earning an undergraduate degree; whichever occurs first. MSEP recipients must maintain a major within the list of MSEP majors, maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative college GPA, be assessed non-resident tuition and maintain full-time enrollment.
To Apply for MSEP
Submit the application for admission at www.pittstate.edu and pay the $30 application fee. In addition, submit ACT scores and a partial high school transcript. Transfer students should have transcripts sent from all previously attended institutions. Once these documents are received and it is determined that a student meets the MSEP criteria, the student will be accepted to the program. If a student feels they qualify for MSEP, but has not received notification of acceptance, he/she may call the Office of Admission at 1-800-854-PITT (7488) for more information.
A sample of tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
|Tuition and Fees||MSEP||Out-of-State|
|Tuition & Fees (based on 10 hours or more)||$4,130.50||$7,893.00|
|Total Each Semester||$4,130.50||$7,893.00|
|Total Each Year||$8,261.00||$15,786.00|
MSEP students save about $7,500 each year compared to out-of-state rates!