Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Grants and scholarships for Illinois and Kentucky students
The Regional Academic Scholarship (RAS) provides a savings of $175.95 per credit hour from the current out-of-state rate. Fees for qualified students from Illinois and Kentucky will only be approximately $30 more per credit hour than in-state students. Indiana residents pay $148.65 per credit hour; non-residents pay $354.35 per credit hour.
Eric Otto, director of Admission at USI, said, “Eligible Illinois and Kentucky students who take 15 hours each semester will save more than $5,000 a year.”
New freshman RAS recipients will have a 2.75 or higher (on 4.0 scale) cumulative high school grade point average and new transfer students will have a 2.75 or higher (on 4.0 scale) cumulative college grade point average. Recipients of this award will reside in University housing. These scholarships are limited to the first bachelor’s degree or 155 earned hours.
Otto said, “If the USI tuition rate increases, the value of the RAS increases proportionately.”
Non-Resident Grants (NRG) will be offered to new freshmen who have a 2.5 or higher (on 4.0 scale) cumulative high school grade point average and to new transfer students who have a 2.0 or higher (on 4.0 scale) cumulative college grade point average. The NRG will be awarded to eligible students in Illinois and Kentucky who pursue an undergraduate degree or certificate. The grant provides a tuition reduction of $131.35 per credit hour, a savings of more than $4,000 a year for a full-time student.
The Non-Resident Top Scholar Award will recognize new freshmen from out of state. Recipients will rank in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class or have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and SAT of 1700+ or ACT of 25+. The Non-Resident Top Scholar Award allows students to attend USI at the Indiana resident rate. The award provides a tuition reduction of $205 per credit hour, a savings of more than $6,000 a year for a full-time student. Degree-seeking students must apply for admission by March 1, 2007 to be considered for this award.
For more information about these awards, call the USI Office of Admission at 800/467-1965. These options take effect for new students who begin their USI enrollment in summer 2007 or later.
University of Southern Indiana is a comprehensive public higher education institution in Evansville, Indiana. The University offers academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate level in business, education and human services, liberal arts, nursing, health administration, health professions, science, mathematics, and engineering. USI was established in 1965 and enrolls 10,000 students. More information is available online at www.usi.edu.
For more information about these awards, call the USI Office of Admission at 800/467-1965.