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For Immediate Release
July 28, 2015

Reciprocity Agreement Expands: Residents of Eight More Northwest Ohio Counties Now Eligible for In-state Tuition at IPFW

Key Info

  • Indiana/Ohio tuition reciprocity agreement expanded
  • New agreement lets IPFW offer in-state tuition rates to closest Ohio counties
  • Adds Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, and Williams counties
  • Fourteen counties now covered by the agreement

FORT WAYNE, Inc.—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 eight additional 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 to 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 Day on Thursday, July 30. This program lets students find out immediately if they are admitted to IPFW. For complete information on the program and instructions for how to take part, visit the Office of Admissions website.

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