News release from IPFW:
Reciprocity Agreement Expands: Residents of Eight Northwest Ohio Counties Now Eligible for In-state Tuition at IPFW
(July 28, 2015) â€” Residents of the eight Ohio counties closest to Fort Wayne are now eligible for in-state tuition rates at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). This change comes thanks to a recent expansion of the reciprocity agreement between Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education and the Ohio Board of Regents.
Effective July 1, 2015, IPFW now offers Indiana in-state, resident tuition rates to students in the eight Ohio counties closest to Fort Wayne: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, and Williams. Eligible students still have time to begin taking classes in fall semester.
This expansion brings the total number of Ohio counties covered by the reciprocity agreement 14. Students in Butler, Darke, Preble, Shelby, Mercer, and Van Wert, the original six Ohio counties covered by the reciprocity agreement, will continue to receive in-state tuition rates.
The tuition reciprocity agreement is designed to expand higher education opportunities across the Indiana/Ohio border through collaboration among public institutions.
“We are very excited to offer our closest Ohio neighbors the opportunity to earn a prestigious IU or Purdue degree at IPFW without the out-of-state tuition rates,” said Chancellor Vicky Carwein. “When the original reciprocity agreement went into effect, the Ohio families nearest to us hoped they would be included in the future. Now they are. The expanded reciprocity agreement will make a wonderful impact on this region.”
Awareness and recruiting efforts for students in the newly-added Ohio counties is underway. Interested students should visit ipfw.edu/ohio or call 1-800-324-IPFW for application information.
Students who want to start their undergraduate degree program this fall are encouraged to apply soon.
They can also become a “Mastodon on-the-Spot” at Accelerated Admission Days on July 30 and August 6 (the original schedule was extended one more week). This program lets students find out in 30 minutes if they are admitted to IPFW. For complete information on the program and instructions for how to take part, visit ipfw.edu/admissions.
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering more than 200 prestigious Indiana University and Purdue University degrees and certificates. More than 13,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities belong to the IPFW family. The 688-acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to nearly 10,000 degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through IPFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,300 high school students take dual-credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at ipfw.edu.