Western Kentucky University

Tuition Incentive Program

Tuition Incentive Programs (TIP)

Western Kentucky University offers a Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) to qualified students who are residents of specific counties in Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and Indiana.

Tier 1: Based on County Residence

Students in Tier 1 receive the TIP tuition rate. Eligible students will also be awarded the Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship (TIPS); see eligibility requirements below.

TENNESSEE COUNTIES

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

INDIANA COUNTIES

Clark
Crawford
Dearborn
Dubois
Floyd
Gibson
Harrison
Jefferson
Marion
Ohio
Perry
Pike
Posey
Ripley
Scott
Spencer
Switzerland
Vanderburgh
Warrick
 

ILLINOIS COUNTIES

Alexander
Edwards
Gallatin
Hardin
Madison
Massac
Pope
Pulaski
St. Clair
Wabash
White
 

OHIO COUNTIES

Butler
Clermont
Hamilton
Montgomery
Warren
 

MISSOURI COUNTIES

St. Charles
St. Louis
 

Tier 2: Based on County of Residence

Students in Tier 2 receive the TIP tuition rate only.

FLORIDA COUNTIES

Hillsborough
Manatee
Pinellas
Polk
 

GEORGIA COUNTIES

Clayton
Cobb
Dekalb
Fulton
Gwinnett
 

ILLINOIS COUNTIES

Cook
Dupage
Kane
Lake
McHenry
 

Tuition Incentive Program Scholarships (TIPS)

Students with superior achievement will receive a Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship (TIPS) to pay the difference between the tuition rate for resident, undergraduate students attending the main campus and the Tuition Incentive Program.

  • The scholarship will automatically be awarded to beginning freshmen with a unweighted cumulative grade point average of a 3.5 AND a 25 composite ACT score or a 1130 SAT total.
  • Transfer students from an accredited college or university must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale with at least 24 semester hours earned.
  • Students enrolled with a Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship may qualify for each subsequent academic year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Students not receiving a Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship as a new student cannot receive the scholarship at a later date.
  • If the Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship is cancelled because a 3.0 GPA is not maintained, it will not be re-instated later.
  • Students falling into Tier 2 automatically receive the Tuition Incentive Program rate, however, they are not eligible for the Tuition Incentive Program scholarship.
  • The Tuition Incentive Program cannot be administered to Distance Learning courses.

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
 
 Last Modified 10/21/13