Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)

About the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)

PSEP is a program that funds graduate education stipends to address critical healthcare needs in exchange for participants commitment to work in the State of Nevada once they graduate with their professional degree and practice license.

The PSEP program was created by the regional Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Regional WICHE office oversees the Western Regional Compact which has 15 Western States and U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States of which Nevada is a member. Regional WICHE and the Nevada Office of WICHE work together in the selection process of Nevada PSEP stipend recipients.

Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) Funding and Service Requirement

For the yearly amount of Nevada WICHE PSEP Stipend Grant funding for PSEP fields of study see Regional WICHE Support Fee Schedule for 2023-2025.

Funding cycle for a Nevada WICHE PSEP participant is based on continuing participant academic performance, meeting Nevada WICHE PSEP program requirements and availability of Nevada legislative funding.

The goal of our program is to grow the Nevada healthcare workforce.

If you anticipate not returning to Nevada after you graduate with your professional degree, please do not apply for this program.

Nevada PSEP Requirements

Policy on Multiple Sources of Tuition Support for Students Enrolled in Nevada PSEP

A student enrolled through PSEP receives reduced tuition at public and private colleges or universities as their home state pays a support fee to the admitting school to help fund out-of-state tuition costs. The student may obtain federal or private financial support to cover unmet tuition or related costs.

If a student receives federal support that requires a service obligation to the federal government upon graduation, then the student should decline Nevada PSEP support.