Tuition Assistance and Out-of-State Reduction Programs

  • There are opportunities for out-of-state tuition reduction programs for students who are seeking to attend college outside of Missouri. Check to see if the schools you are applying to offer such programs (i.e. border state tuition).


    University of Louisville (Kentucky)

    Border Benefit
    Accepted first-time freshmen and transfer students from Illinois, Indiana, Nashville Metro, South West Ohio, and St. Louis Metro will automatically receive this renewable award.

    Emporia State University (Emporia, Kansas)

    New in fall 2023, on-campus undergraduate students in the  continental U.S. will pay the same affordable in-state tuition!

    Kansas State University

    The new Missouri Tuition Match Program allows qualified students to pay Kansas resident tuition, a $64,284 tuition reduction/projected award over four years. To review award requirements, visit

    Washington University in St. Louis is now offering WASH U PLEDGE

    A new financial aid program that will provide free undergraduate education to incoming, full-time Missouri and southern Illinois students who are Pell Grant eligible or from families with annual incomes of $75,000 or less. The WashU Pledge covers the full cost of a Washington University education, including tuition, room, board, and fees. Click here for more information

    Midwest Student Exchange Program

    This is a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges more affordable for non-resident students.  By enrolling in a MSEP program at a participating institution, you will receive a reduced tuition rate.  Over 140 colleges in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin participate.  Actual savings will vary from school to school.  Participating students will typically realize savings between $500 and $3,000 annually.  Search for participating schools and programs and learn more at