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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Tuition Incentive Program

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

Qualified students will automatically be assessed tuition at approximately 1.33 times the corresponding resident rate for undergraduate students attending the main campus.  Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) values can vary in amount for undergraduate students, depending on the number of credit hours enrolled.

Please contact the Office of Admissions for eligibility requirements.

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

Please Note: The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) and the Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship (TIPS) are different.  TIP is a tuition rate based on county of residence; TIPS is a scholarship based on academic qualifications.

National/International Academic Scholarship (NIAS)
Non-resident and International students not otherwise eligible for the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) may be eligible for the National/International Academic Scholarship (NIAS) award based on their academic achievement. 

Any qualifying, non-resident, beginning freshman is eligible for the National/International Academic Scholarship (NIAS) that will pay the difference between the non-resident tuition rate and Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) rate.

Please contact the Department of Student Financial Assistance for eligibility requirements.

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver
Residents of Macon, Robertson and Sumner Counties in Tennessee are eligible to pay in-state tuition and fees as a result of a scholarship that is automatically awarded.

To see if you live in a qualifying Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) county or for additional information please refer to the Tuition Incentive Program brochure.

For further questions regarding the Tuition Incentive Program, please contact the Office of Admissions at (270) 745-2551.

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 Last Modified 2/27/15