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Tuition Incentive Program

Tuition Incentive Programs (TIP)

Western Kentucky University offers a Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) to qualified undergraduate students who are residents of specific counties in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Students residing in TIP counties can attend WKU for nearly half of the regular out-of-state rate! Current tuition information is available here.

TIP is a special tuition rate based entirely on a student's county of residence. There is no appeal process regarding a student's TIP eligibility.


Eligible incoming freshmen may also be awarded the Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship (TIPS); see eligibility requirements below.


Please note, bolded counties will be effective beginning with the Summer 2016 term. If you have any questions, please contact us.

ALABAMA COUNTIES

Baldwin
Jefferson
Madison
Mobile
Montgomery
Shelby
 

ARKANSAS COUNTIES

Crittenden
Pulaski
 

CALIFORNIA COUNTIES

Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
 

FLORIDA COUNTIES

Broward
Charlotte
Hillsborough
Lee
Manatee
Miami-Dade
Palm Beach
Pinellas
Polk
Sarasota
 

GEORGIA COUNTIES

Clayton
Cobb
DeKalb
Fayette
Fulton
Gwinnett
 

ILLINOIS COUNTIES

Alexander
Cook
DuPage
Hardin
Kane
Kendall
Lake
Madison
Massac
McHenry
Pope
Pulaski
St. Clair
Wabash
White
Will
 

INDIANA COUNTIES

Allen
Bartholomew
Brown
Clark
Dearborn
Dubois
Floyd
Gibson
Harrison
Jefferson
Jennings
Lake
Marion
Perry
Pike
Posey
Ripley
Scott
Spencer
Switzerland
Vanderburgh
Warrick
Washington
 

IOWA COUNTIES

Polk
 

MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES

Hinds
Madison
Rankin
 

MISSOURI COUNTIES

St. Charles
St. Louis
St. Louis City
 

NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES

Wake
 

OHIO COUNTIES

Butler
Clermont
Cuyahoga
Delaware
Fairfield
Hamilton
Montgomery
Warren
 

TENNESSEE COUNTIES

Cheatham
Clay
Davidson
Dickson
Hamilton
Houston
Humphreys
Jackson
Knox
Madison
Maury
Montgomery
Pickett
Rutherford
Shelby
Smith
Stewart
Trousdale
Williamson
Wilson
 

TEXAS COUNTIES

Bexar
Dallas
Harris

 

Tuition Incentive Program Scholarships (TIPS) Requirements

Incoming freshmen with superior academic achievements will receive an additional Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship (TIPS) in the amount of $2,500 per year for up to four years. To qualify, students must have a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA, an ACT composite score of 25 or greater, and be accepted to WKU by January 15th. A 3.00 collegiate GPA is required for renewal. Additional information is available here.

Reciprocal Counties

Students from the following Tennessee counties are eligible for the in-state tuition level as a result of a scholarship that is automatically awarded.

TENNESSEE COUNTIES

Macon
Robertson
Sumner
 

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 Last Modified 5/10/16