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Academic Common Market

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The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program especially 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. Participating universities are four-year public institutions located in one of the 16 SREB states. Private universities and community colleges do not participate in the ACM. Joining the ACM can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your studies!

You can earn a degree in specialized programs such as:

  • B.S., Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina
  • B.S., Landscape Architecture, University of Kentucky
  • B.B.A., Professional Golf Management, Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Geological Engineering, University of Mississippi

It’s simple. You must:

  1. live in one of the 16 SREB states*
  2. select an eligible program for residents of your state
  3. be admitted to the institution offering the program, and
  4. certify residency in your state.

*The ACM participant states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. (Note: Florida and Texas participate at the graduate level only.)