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Schools with Out-of-state tuition waivers.

bmorechilbmorechil Posts: 94User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
I know Clemson and South Carolina do. Alabama does as well I believe. Any others?

BTW, what type of numbers would you need to get these waivers at Clemson + other schools?
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  • Cuse0507Cuse0507 Posts: 4,519Registered User Senior Member
    I had a 3.6 and a 2200 and got a scholarship and the tuition waiver to South Carolina, if that helps...
  • coollegecoollege Posts: 964Registered User Member
    If you get a scholarship at South Carolina, your tuition automatically goes to in-state.
  • bmorechilbmorechil Posts: 94User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    Ok, does anybody know what type of stats you need for Clemson's oos waiver?
  • osucowboysosucowboys Posts: 613Registered User Member
    About a quarter of OK State's 25,000 students at the Stillwater campus come from the DFW area, so this presents a significant finaid challenge when so many students come from one OOS area in particular. Many parts of the DFW area are just 10 minutes from the Oklahoma border, so there is a lot of Texas/Oklahoma integration. The problem with UT is that their admissions policies have been subverted by affirmative action policies, so if you're white, you may as well apply at OSU or OU if you want a decent and affordable college degree, unless you are comfortable winding up at a satellite campus of UT--which I would not be.

    OSU has tuition waver programs that all students can get that balance out the difference in OOS tuition. You can also get other scholarships, like a full ride for a national merit scholar, and a $5,000 scholarship for being a legacy. For the tuition waver programs there is no GPA set and the first tier is set at the minimum ACT score to get into OSU. All OOS applicants get something from the following "Nonresident Achievement Awards" :

    24 ACT - $7,000
    27 ACT - $8,000
    30 ACT - $10,000

    I don't know what OU does, but I know they have almost as many Texas students as we do. I don't really know why anybody goes to OU, so I definitely can't speak for them..but I've heard from friends of mine going there that their finaid is stingier because they don't invest as much money into it, but they do still have a tuition waver program for OOS similar to OSU's.

    Here's a link to OSU's scholarship schedule (*many of these scholarships don't have performance quotas, but instead depend on essays or interviews).

    Thank goodness for the State of Oklahoma taking care of us Texas high school grads..lol
  • bmorechilbmorechil Posts: 94User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    Very nice. I'll have to look into that.
  • osucowboysosucowboys Posts: 613Registered User Member
    The scholarship deadline is February 1st, so apply early next year. Regular deadline is April something I think..I forget.

    I'm assuming that you're a junior looking into colleges to research/visit this summer. If you do chose to check out the Oklahoma universities, keep in mind that OSU/OU do major recruiting for national merit scholars..but don't really recruit any OOS students beyond that, unless they are from Texas.
  • coollegecoollege Posts: 964Registered User Member
    I'll bump this. Any other schools?
  • RonPaul_2012RonPaul_2012 Posts: 465- Member
    Minnesota doesn't have a OOS waiver, but OOS tuition is is $14K, only three thousand more than instate tuition and cheaper than a lot of state's instate tuition. It is an amazing school too with an unbelievable campus and a new football stadium opening next fall.
  • CoolbrezzeCoolbrezze Posts: 5,403Registered User Senior Member

    Wow, cost as much as my in state universities.
  • coollegecoollege Posts: 964Registered User Member
    I wish more schools were like UMinn and made OOS tuition a little cheaper

    *cough Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin, Penn State*
  • Cuse0507Cuse0507 Posts: 4,519Registered User Senior Member
    *cough North Carolina cough*

    UNC's OOS tuition ($22k) is much cheaper than Michigan ($33k), Illinois ($26k), Virginia ($31k), and Penn State ($25k), and is the same as Wisconsin's ($22k).
  • coollegecoollege Posts: 964Registered User Member
    ...I was trying to say I wanted those schools to lower their OOS tuition because I'm interested in them and their scholarships are pretty tough to get.

    And UNC seems like a cool school and all, but it is hard as hell to get in OOS.
    Plus I'm more of a football guy, so Michigan would probably be a better fit lol
  • Cuse0507Cuse0507 Posts: 4,519Registered User Senior Member
    Haha my mistake, I thought you were saying that those schools had OOS tuition that was reasonable. After looking at Michigan and UVa, you can bet I was confused!

    And, since you are a football guy, I have to point out that Michigan went 3-9 last year, while UNC went 8-5 including a bowl loss in the postseason. Still, hard to compete with the atmosphere surrounding Michigan football. Hopefully they can get things back on track; I was a huge Mike Hart fan when he played there.
  • NJ PaladinNJ Paladin Posts: 117Registered User Junior Member
    You may want to consider LSU. They have several scholarships for out of state students. Tiger Scholarship - 3.0 gpa & 26+ ACT waives OOS tuition. Golden Oaks Scholarship - 3.0 GPA & 30 ACT waives all tuiton. Several others as well. Our daughter loves the school and will attend (from NJ) with OOS tuition waiver.
  • any1canany1can Posts: 530Registered User Member
    On the West Coast, check out the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), WICHE - Student Exchange Programs, for public tuition exchange schools such as Washington State, some state schools in CA, University of Oregon, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Hawaii,...........check out the list and programs available at each school. Some offer full tuition exchange, some partial tuition exchange.
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