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Are there any colleges that meet full need for out of state students?

gmarie1112gmarie1112 26 replies7 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
Just curious
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  • twogirlstwogirls 7252 replies7 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited July 21
    I assume you are talking about public universities.

    The only three public universities that I know of that meet full need for both instate and OOS residents are UVA, UNC, and the University of Michigan ( I believe income must be under a certain amount for UM). Keep in mind that their definition of need may not match your definition of need. Also keep in mind that acceptance as an OOS student is quite competitive. Take a look at the net price calculators for the schools you are interested in.
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 2262 replies30 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited July 21
    Do you mean public colleges/universities?

    UVA meets full need for all students, whether in or out of state. https://financialaid.virginia.edu/

    UMich meets full need for OOS students with incomes up to around $90K. https://finaid.umich.edu/new-undergraduates/non-resident-students-and-financial-aid/
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29422 replies58 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    There are times an OOS student might get full need met at a public college but only the 3 above mentioned have a guarantee in place
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 2262 replies30 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited July 21
    Yes, I forgot UNC.....and they also provide loan free packages for families earning less than poverty level (around $45K or so).

    The trick with these three schools is getting in, as UVA, UMich and UNC Chapel Hill OOS acceptance rates are all sub 20%.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78238 replies690 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Mwfan1921 wrote: »
    The trick with these three schools is getting in, as UVA, UMich and UNC Chapel Hill OOS acceptance rates are all sub 20%.

    They also consider legacy in admissions, which would be a disadvantage for you if you do not have parents who are alumni of those schools.
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 2262 replies30 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    ^^^Absolutely, good point. And of course a not-insignificant percentage of OOS students at all 3 of those schools are recruited athletes.
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  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 8930 replies334 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    If a school that meets need requires the CSS Profile that means you probably have to include your dad's income. Cast a wide net and be sure to include a couple safeties. The college you can commute to from home would be a great addition to your list.

    You really need to sit with your mom and figure out your budget. The $2k/year from your mom and grandma plus the ~$5500/year federal student loan and ~$3k from summer work earnings gives you a max of ~$10k/year. If you're eligible for a federal Pell Grant it could be as much as ~$16k (the maximum Pell for next year is ~$6k). That would probably cover room and board. A 4.0 W. GPA and 1280 SAT is pretty good, but I don't know if it's enough to get merit aid anywhere or to get you into a school that meets need. There was lots of good advice on your other thread. I hope you follow it.
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