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Tuition Agreements

The Academic Common Market (ACM) for undergraduate programs will end Summer 2020.  Current students in the ACM will be grandfathered in and must adhere to the following in order to remain eligible until graduation:

1.      Remain a resident of your approved ACM State.
2.      Remain enrolled on a continuous bases in the approved ACM major.
3.      Remain a full-time student (12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours for
         graduate students) at the beginning and for the remainder of the semester will result in      
         removal from the ACM.
4.      Must successfully complete 12 credit hours at the end of the semester; if not, then you will be
         removed from the ACM and will be charged the non-resident tuition and fee assessment for    
         the  subsequent semesters.
5.      Remain in good academic standing in the program that you have been certified.
6.      May not change majors, even if the new major is an approved ACM major.
7.      Maintain a 2.0 GPA or above, based on the Department guidelines.
8.      May not be on academic probation.
9.      Students may not double major at this time.

Students are evaluated at the end of each semester to determine their continuance in the ACM as well as the Reciprocity Agreements.  Tuition reassessment may occur a week or two after final grades are submitted to determine eligibility or continuance.

Garrett County, Maryland, Reciprocity Agreement

West Virginia University agrees to enroll residents of Garrett County, Maryland, as full/part-time baccalaureate degree seeking students at resident tuition and fee rates based on criteria established by West Virginia University at Its main campus In Morgantown and its Potomac State campus in Keyser.

Students must have an associate's degree from Garrett College. In cases where the student's time to baccalaureate degree completion would be extended unnecessarily by completing the associate degree requirements at Garrett College, the student may be considered for early transfer to West Virginia University without an associate's degree from Garrett College. Garrett College students may be accepted to West Virginia University under this agreement only If the student applies to be enrolled In a program not available at Frostburg State University. Garrett College students who wish to enroll In degree programs In engineering (with the exception of mechanical engineering) are also covered under this agreement.

Students in the tuition reciprocity agreement program must remain in good academic standing (2.0 or better GPA) and continue to make good academic progress toward entry into the major or completion of major program requirements. 

Students on probation or judged to not be making progress toward entry into or completion of the approved program will be removed from the reciprocity agreement program and charged out-of-state tuition.

Additional programs outside of the approved major's plan of study are not eligible for resident tuition rate at this time.

Students taking summer classes may take up to 12 credit hours across both 6-week sessions. The courses must be major specific to the approved degree program.

Accelerated Programs

Student can only receive the tuition benefit in their 5th year.

Deadlines for applying, reapplying or changing to a new major for the Graduate ACM programs:

Fall Semester – July 31

Spring Semester – December 15

Summer Term – April 30

Any ACM letter received after the deadline, will be applied to the next term.

Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

Ohio Reciprocity Agreement

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to certain approved majors can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates.  Students must be admitted to the University and enrolled full time in an approved major as authorized by the reciprocity agreement.  Only newly admitted freshmen and transfer students are eligible for the Ohio Reciprocity program.

The list of WVU majors eligible for Ohio Reciprocity tuition is published each year here:  Majors may be removed from the Ohio Reciprocity program, but continuing students will be eligible to receive the rate for the full four years plus summers.

Ohio Reciprocity tuition applies to eight semesters plus summer study.  After four years plus summer study has elapsed, the student will be accessed at the appropriate out-of-state rate.

Majors outside of the approved major's plan of study are not eligible for resident tuition.  At the end of each academic term, students are evaluated to determine their eligibility to remain in the Ohio Reciprocity program based on their major. If there have been changes to the student’s major without the approval of the Provost Office, the student’s tuition and fees will be reassessed at the appropriate out-of-state rate.

At the end of the Spring semester, students receiving Ohio Reciprocity tuition will be reviewed for academic progress.  To maintain Ohio Reciprocity tuition, students must be in good standing (2.0 overall GPA) and complete 30 earned credit hours during the academic year. Students who have not met these requirements have until the end of the summer term to become compliant.  If they do not, they will be reassessed at the appropriate out-of-state rate. Students admitted to WVU for the Spring semester will be accessed for academic progress over the next academic year.

Students who are determined to have lost their eligibility for Ohio Reciprocity tuition have a limited time to appeal to the Provost Office.  The appeal can be found here.  Once lost, students are no longer eligible for Ohio Reciprocity tuition, but they may qualify for other awards.

Guidelines for a second degree, double major, or major change under the Ohio Reciprocity program:

The interested student must contact the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education for approval to add a second Ohio Reciprocity degree or major.  The second degree or major must also be included in the Ohio Reciprocity Agreement. If the request is approved, the student and advisor will be sent a confirmation email.  If the degree or major is added to the student record without Provost Office’s approval, the student will no longer receive Ohio Reciprocity tuition and fees.

Students switching majors to another Ohio Reciprocity major are required to notify the Provost Office so that the student’s tuition is assessed properly.