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Tuition Incentive Program (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.

Counties in bold are new TIP counties and will be eligible for the TIP rate starting with the Fall 2018 semester.

Starting with the Summer 2018 term, students who graduated from a high school located within a TIP county will be eligible for the TIP rate.

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

 

Baldwin

Jefferson

Madison

Mobile

Montgomery

Shelby

Crittenden

Pulaski

Los Angeles

Orange

Sacramento 

San Diego

San Francisco

Broward

Charlotte

Hillsborough

Lee

Manatee

Miami-Dade

Palm Beach

Pinellas

Polk

Sarasota 

Clayton

Cobb

DeKalb

Fayette

Fulton

Gwinnett

Alexander

Cook

DuPage

Grundy

Hardin

Kane

Kendall

Lake

Madison

Massac

McHenry

Pope

Pulaski

St. Clair

Wabash

White

Will

Allen

Bartholomew

Brown

Clark

Dearborn

Dubois

Floyd

Gibson

Harrison

Jackson

Jefferson

Jennings

Lake

Marion

Perry

Pike

Posey

Ripley

Scott

Spencer

Switzerland

Vanderburgh

Warrick

Washington

Desoto

Hinds

Madison

Rankin

St. Charles

St. Louis

St. Louis City

Durham

Mecklenberg

Wake

Butler

Clermont

Cuyahoga

Delaware

Fairfield

Hamilton

Montgomery

Warren

Cheatham

Clay

Davidson

Dickson

Hamilton

Houston 

Humphreys

Jackson

Knox

Macon*

Madison

Maury

Montgomery

Pickett

Robertson*

Rutherford

Shelby

Smith

Stewart

Sumner*

Trousdale

Williamson

Wilson 

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.

Macon

Robertson Sumner

 

 

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 Last Modified 7/21/17