Reciprocal programs offer the opportunity for students to attend programs at institutions in other states for a reduced cost over the out-of-state tuition rate. Many of these agreements are program- or institution-specific, so careful examination of program agreements is recommended. There are two main programs for Missouri students:

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

The Midwest Student Exchange Program, or MSEP, is a reciprocal program arrangement among states that are part of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). Students from participating states are able to attend certain programs and institutions outside of their home state at reduced cost. Seven states participate in this agreement: Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Please visit MHEC's website, http://www.mhec.org , for more detailed information including a current program and institution list; click on "Student Access" for a link to the MSEP program.

Missouri-Kansas Reciprocal Agreement on Architecture, Dentistry, and Optometry

Through the cooperation of the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the Kansas Board of Regents, and the Curators of the University of Missouri , this reciprocal agreement was developed to expand student access to academic programming not available in the respective states of Missouri and Kansas and to promote efficient use of resources.

Under this agreement, students can attend out-of-state programs for reduced cost:

  • Missouri Residents
    • School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas
    • College of Architecture and Design at Kansas State University
  • Kansas Residents
    • School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri - Kansas City
    • School of Optometry at the University of Missouri - St. Louis

View details on this agreement, including admissions and eligibility standards, and the number of available waivers.