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If a degree program that you are hoping to pursue is not available in your state and the thought of out-of-state tuition makes you 😱, don’t give up hope. The Academic Common Market may be your hero. 

Do I qualify? 

In order to take advantage of the Academic Common Market, there are a few qualifications and things you must do:

1. Be a resident of one of the following states:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • West Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • Arkansas
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma

2. Choose a program that accepts students from your home state.

3. Submit your admissions application to the college whose program you are considering. You can find some application tips here.  

4. Contact your state’s Academic Common Market coordinator to be certified as a resident of your home state. You can find contact info here. 


How do I find a program? 

You can search for qualifying programs here. You’ll be able to filter by degree level, state offering program, college offering program, subject area, delivery method, and keywords. 

Participation and program availability  is always subject to change so be sure to check the Academic Common Market website for the most up-to-date information. Don’t forget – you can get more helpful tips and tricks to navigating the college process with our free college planning platform, myOptions.