Academic Common Market

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The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students who live in the 16 states that are members of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), a nonprofit education organization. The ACM allows students to pay in-state tuition to study in a program not offered in their home state, provided they have been accepted into an approved degree program at a participating ACM institution and are certified as residents of a participating state. Eligible universities are four-year public institutions located in one of the 16 SREB states.

How ACM Works 

  1. Research programs currently eligible for Tennessee residents using SREB’s search application
  2. If your program of interest is already eligible, apply to the program. Once accepted, you can apply for residency certification
  3. If your program of interest is NOT eligible and there are not already programs at public institutions within Tennessee, you can nominate a program for inclusion in the ACM

Please note: Program eligibility subject to change annually.