Academic Common Market
In-State Tuition for Select Out-of-State Programs
Presently, there is an increased processing time of approximately 4-6 weeks for ACM applications.
The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a tuition-savings program that is administered by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and 16 member states. The arrangement allows students to pay in-state tuition rates at out-of-state public institutions while studying in select programs not available in their home state. The following states are partners - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. States and institutions have the discretion to remove or restrict its participation and access to degree programs at any time.
Numerous undergraduate and graduate programs are currently available through the ACM for Virginia residents. Students, who meet eligibility, may apply for certification to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
How to Apply
ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET DISCLAIMER
As the coordinating agency for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s participation in the SREB’s Academic Common Market (ACM), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) reserves the right at its discretion and at any time to remove academic programs offered by Virginia institutions from the ACM and/or remove access to academic programs at out-of-state institutions offered to Virginians through the ACM. Students interested in applying to the ACM are encouraged to contact SCHEV when application is made to an out-of-state institution/program and to inquire on the program’s status (either active or inactive) for Virginia residents. Students who begin studies at one institution with the intent to transfer to an ACM institution/program are not guaranteed ACM access if the respective program is removed from the ACM during their time at the institution of origin.