Regional Contract Program
Tuition-savings program for students in health professions
Qualified students may pursue professional health degrees at participating out-of-state universities – paying in-state tuition at public institutions and reduced tuition at private ones.
Students in participating states who want to earn degrees in dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry and veterinary medicine are eligible.
States that offer Regional Contract Programs for their residents: Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. (At this time, Alabama, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia do not participate.)
Sharing uncommon degrees. Building health-care capacity.
States save the high costs of building their own specialized health programs and yet may still expand the number of professionals who can serve their citizens in these specialized fields. Students gain the opportunity to prepare for these professions at reduced tuition rates. SREB is the fiscal agent and handles administrative duties for participating states.