Date: February 18, 2009
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PNC Offers Special Tuition Rate to Michigan Students
Westville – Purdue University North Central has become the first Purdue campus to become part of the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), an initiative that will enable residents living in the PNC service area in Southwestern Michigan to enroll at PNC at a greatly reduced out-of-state tuition rate.
At this time, PNC is one of four Indiana institutions that have agreed to offer residents of participating MSEP states a tuition rate equal to 125 percent of the tuition paid by in-state residents. This applies to both graduate and undergraduate student tuition. Under the current PNC tuition, residents of these states would pay $226.93 undergraduate tuition per credit hour. By comparison, Indiana residents have an in-state PNC undergraduate tuition rate of $181.55.
“We already have a number of students who reside in Michigan at PNC and this agreement will not only allow them to enjoy reduced tuition fees, but it will open the door for many additional students to attend PNC,” said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “This is a tremendous program that will provide substantial savings to students and their families while enhancing their higher education options. We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to prospective students so that they may earn their Purdue degrees at Purdue North Central at an affordable tuition.”
The reduced tuition agreement applies to students enrolling in all PNC academic programs – except Nursing. This agreement will allow a total of 100 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students to attend PNC annually at the reduced out-of-state tuition rate, explained Lawrence Barrett, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services.
“In the past few years many Michigan residents have inquired about attending Purdue North Central, but the cost of tuition has been an obstacle,” said Barrett. “This program allows access to most PNC programs at a substantial savings to previous non-resident rates. PNC has always been an active regional partner in higher education and this initiative allows access to students from a regional standpoint.”
“This tuition agreement will help to make a Purdue education more affordable and more accessible,” said Dr. Karen Schmid, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “The high-quality Purdue education is now within reach of many more students. This agreement has the potential to attract students of varying backgrounds and interests to PNC and we look forward to welcoming them to our campus.”
This agreement also allows Indiana residents to enroll at participating institutions in the MSEP member states at a reduced out-of-state tuition rate.
More than 140 colleges and universities offer reduced tuition through the MSEP and since 1994, students and families have saved more than $96 million in tuition, according to the MSEP.
Further information about this opportunity at PNC can be obtained by calling 219-785-5200, ext. 5505, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or IM pncadmissions4 through AOL.