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Admissions + Costs Hornet Nation Waiver + MSEP

Save more than 50% off non-resident tuition rates

Select states have access to tuition savings


Reduced rates, scholarships and academic excellence make ESU an incredible Value

Emporia State is one of the best values in the region. Students living in states participating in the Hornet Nation Waiver programs save more than 50% off non-resident tuition rates.

Hornet Nation Waiver + MSEP Eligible States

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

**If you are a non-Kansas resident and are current military, are a military spouse/dependent, are a veteran or spouse/dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for in-state residency rates. Visit Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Veterans Services for more information.

Estimated Costs for Hornet Nation Waiver + MSEP Eligible States

Tuition + Fees


*Tuition and Fees show are for 2019-2020 academic year and are subject to approval by the Kansas Board of Regents. Additional course fees may apply.

Housing + Meals


*average cost for on-campus housing and meal plan.



*average cost

Total Estimated Costs (tuition + fees, housing + meals, books)


*average costs before scholarships and financial aid are applied.

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