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Cheap schools for out of state students?

GVR3GVR3 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I want to go to college out of state. I'm finding that a lot of colleges charge very high tuition to out of state students however. Does anyone know of any good schools that have low tuition for out of state students, or offer good financial aid? Looking for a fairly respectable school.
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Replies to: Cheap schools for out of state students?

  • pageturnerpageturner Registered User Posts: 776 Member
    Try the SUNY system. The OOS tuition (without the fees, etc.) is about $10,600. Expect about $9000. for room and board. There are plenty of good SUNY schools, but the most well known are:

    SUNY Binghamton
    SUNY Geneseo
    University at Buffalo
    SUNY Stony Brook

    SUNY: Freshmen Students
  • NinnynoddleNinnynoddle Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    If you're on the west coast, look into the Western Undergraduate Exchange. Many states and public colleges on the west coast (I know Washington, Oregon, California and I'm pretty sure there are more) participate, and if you meet certain requirements a student from Oregon can go to a public college in Washington (for example) for 150% in-state tuition.

    I know many students probably know about this already, just trying to get the word out more!
  • TUOwls2011TUOwls2011 - Posts: 728 Member
    Stats? Preferred location? Major?
  • swimguy112swimguy112 Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    University of Minnesota
  • guidemeguideme Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    U of M

    NOT u of michigan, that's quite the opposite.

    U of Minnesota
  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 25,327 Senior Member
    Cheap tuition for out-of-state:

    Try anything in Missouri and south.
  • dudedaddudedad Registered User Posts: 1,930 Senior Member
    I can't imagine any California and New York state schools being more than 10% OOS, and personally I think OOS diversity of 20% or greater is a plus. Look at colleges in:

    North Carolina
  • GVR3GVR3 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Have you looked at the numbers? The tuition gets very expensive for out of state students. UCLA is $7,000 for California residents, and $26,000 for non-residents. National Universities Rankings - Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report Most of the schools here that charge the same thing for all students are ones that charge a lot anyway.
  • PackMomPackMom Registered User Posts: 7,667 Senior Member
    University of South Carolina offers good scholarships for OOS with the right grades/stats. It gets you instate tution cost.

    Clemson University also has something similiar for instate tuition, I believe.
  • NeonzeusNeonzeus Registered User Posts: 1,234 Senior Member
    dudedad - Is Delaware generous with OSS tuition aid or grants? When we visited it with one of our kids a few years ago, the financial aid office gave a presentation in which it warned that it is stingy with grants for out-of-state student. That kid liked the school, but was scared off from applying. I have another kid who is looking at OSS schools (outside of PA)...should we take another trip back to Delaware?

    Read somewhere that Ohio-Michigan do some tuition sharing, and that some of the New England states also have a tuition alliance of some kind.

    We found that Ohio schools gave enough aid to make their tuition equivalent to Penn State's in-state rate, and that the SUNY schools were comparatively generous. Got no money from UCONN as an out-of-state student (unfortunately, it had been one kid's first choice but was just too expensive).

    Anyone have any experience with Michigan State as an out-of-state student?
  • dudedaddudedad Registered User Posts: 1,930 Senior Member
    Neonzeus --

    I couldn't post the link, but OOS tuition is about $20K for U of Delaware for 2008-09 and overall COA is about 30K. So it's not up there like U of Michigan for OOS, but no bargain like U of Arizona or Iowa.
  • 2moretogo2moretogo Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    U of Alabama and New College of Florida are reasonable for OOS and good schools. U of Delaware is quite expensive, my son was accepted there several years ago and was offered a 4K scholarship, went to U of Miami with 22K scholarship instead.
  • 20LEGEND20LEGEND Registered User Posts: 1,359 Senior Member
    Virginia Tech.
  • rogracerrogracer Registered User Posts: 1,205 Senior Member
    Here is Kiplinger's best-quality/value list. Click of the OOS tab to sort by OOS costs...

    Rankings for 100 Best Values in Public Colleges
  • belevittbelevitt Registered User Posts: 2,005 Senior Member
    University of Wisconsin-Madison was about 6500 a semester as an out of state student. That was 8 years ago, but I can't believe it would have gone up disproportionately.
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