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What is it?

The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students in 15  Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states, who want to pursue degrees that are not offered by their in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the institution’s in-state tuition rates. More than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate programs are available.

General Qualifications of the SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)

  • Be a resident of one of the 16 SREB states
  • Select a program eligible for residents of your home state (students with dual majors are not eligible for the ACM program)
  • 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. The SREB website has the contact information for each state’s ACM coordinator. Each ACM applicant must contact his or her state’s ACM coordinator and provide the information needed for that coordinator to certify state residency and send an official certification to NKU’s ACM Coordinator.