Regional Contract Program


Regional Contract Program
Professional health degrees at in-state rates

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. 


Publication November 20202 pages

SREB Regional Contract Program
What is RCP and how does it work?

The Regional Contract Program is a tuition-savings program that allows qualified students pursuing professional health degrees to paying in-state tuition and reduced tuition at private colleges at participating out-of-state universities.  This document includes a summary of what the Regional Contract Program does and how it works to provide these services to states and institutions.