Academic Common Market Information 

 

The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a tuition-savings program for college students in the 15 southeast region member states who want to pursue degrees that are not offered by their in-state tuitions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the institution’s in-state tuition rates.

 

States who participate in the program:

 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

 

Process for becoming enrolled:

  • Select a program eligible for residents of your home state.
  • Complete the admission process at the institution offering the eligible Academic Common Market program.
  • Be certified as a resident of your home state by contacting the ACM coordinator for your state of residence.

 

What states are eligible to attend UK’s ESMA undergraduate program for in-state tuition? (Note:  Please double check website for updates, as states change frequently)

 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

 

 

Process for filling out the paperwork and applying

  • You must be certified by your home state’s designated agency by completing and submitting the state’s ACM Certification application.

 

  • Confirm that the desired degree program is not offered by a college or university within the home state.

 

  • Submit all the required documentation to verify state residency from your home state.

 

 

Contact Information:

Southern Regional Education Board

592 10th St. N.W.

Atlanta, GA 30318-5776

 

Main phone: (404) 875-9211

Main fax: (404) 872-1477      

http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html

 

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