Interstate Student Exchange Programs

"Interstate Student Exchange Programs" submitted by SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 22nd July 2011

You can enroll in eligible programs at reduced tuition rates through the Interstate Commission for Higher Education student exchange programs. Through a state-to-state student exchange program, a student may gain affordable access to institutions in another state. Students gain a more affordable opportunity to attend an out-of-state institutions, while participating institutions gain increased enrollment efficiency in programs with excess capacity. The home state pays a support fee to the admitting school to help cover the cost of students' education. State support and program participation affecting students are subject to change by legislative or administrative action. The number of students supported by each state is determined through state legislative appropriations.

You may be able to achieve your education goals through one of four regional higher education exchange programs that provide affordable opportunities for students to attend an out-of-state college. To learn more, contact the New England Board of Higher Education (six states) at; the Southern Regional Education Board (16 states) at; the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (12 states) at; or the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (15 states) at

After filing, it's important to know when the Professional Student Exchange Program chooses a winner and makes payment of any funds so you'll be aware of whether or not you can rely on the scholarship to provide additional support for the expenses associated with school and what assistance it will provide, you might have to follow certain conditions on what expenses are covered by the Professional Student Exchange Program. It can be difficult to manage the increasing costs of education, and getting the Professional Student Exchange Program to defray some of the costs can provide significant support. If you are not fortunate to receive the Professional Student Exchange Program, continue looking, you can find different scholarships for which you can apply.