Quad State Scholarship

Quad State Eligibility

Full-time, degree seeking students from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas are eligible for scholarships towards the non-resident portion of their tuition. 

To determine eligibility, students must first meet Northeastern State University's admissions requirements. These requirements vary for first-time freshmen, transfer students and graduate students.* 

Depending upon your academic performance, housing preference, and amount of hours enrolled, the amount of your scholarship will vary. 

The amount of your scholarship is dependent upon:

  • academic performance
  • housing preference (on or off campus)
  • hours enrolled

*Students in the Optometry and Physician Assistant programs are not eligible for Quad State Scholarships.

Incoming Freshmen

ACT GPA Percent Waived8 Percent Waived on campus9
28+ 3.0-4.0 100% 100%
24-27 3.0-4.0 80% 100%
20-23 2.75-4.0 60% 80%
Legacy7 Regular admit 100% 100%

Transfer Students

GPA Percent Waived8 Percent Waived on campus9
3.5-4.0 80% 100%
3.0-3.49 60% 80%
2.5-2.99 40% 60%
Legacy7 100% 100%

7 Legacy students are children or grandchildren of NSU graduates.
8 Applies to non-resident tuition costs ($250 per hour).
9 Applies to non-resident tuition costs ($250 per hour) for students living on campus.
10 Students from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas are eligible.

Graduate Students

Graduate students that meet regular graduate admission requirements and are enrolled in at least 6 hours per semester, are eligible to receive a tuition waiver scholarship for 80% of their non-resident tuition. Non-resident tuition for graduate level courses is $273 per credit hour (2016-17). Graduate students living on campus are eligible to receive 100% of their non-resident tuition waived.