ACM Academic Common Market ProgramIt's common for students to be interested in a field of study that is not offered by their state universities and colleges. Unfortunately, this often requires matriculating at an out-of-state school and paying non-resident tuition rates. Students residing in 16 Southern states may have an alternative.
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) coordinates a program called Academic Common Market (ACM) which allows students to enroll in certain fields of study in other participating states while paying in-state tuition rates. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Florida, North Carolina and Texas also participate, but only for graduate level programs.
Requirements for the program vary by state, so applicants should check with their state higher education department for more information. Listed below are links to each state's ACM information page.
Alabama Academic Common Market
West Virginia will stop its ACM agreement for undergrads starting with students entering school in the summer 2020 term. Grad students will still be able to take part in the program.
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