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Out of State Tuition Waiver?!

samwardsamward Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
I was wondering what kind of out of state tuition waivers are at these schools:

University of Alabama
Auburn University
Ole Miss
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
University of Colorado - Boulder

I will only be able to go to a school where I have in state tuition but I love all of the previously mentioned schools. Any info you can give me will be much appreciated.

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Replies to: Out of State Tuition Waiver?!

  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 63,482 Senior Member
    It all depends on your SAT scores and your GPA. SOME (but not all) of the above schools have automatic merit aid for high achievers. If your scores are above the threshold, you will get aid. So, if you are willing to post your SAT/ACT scores and your GPA, someone here will be able to give you more accurate information.
    I will be attending Sam Houston State University (eh) next year because it is close to home/family issues. My plan is to attend Sam for a year and then transfer to UT's McCombs school of business (yikes!)

    A couple of days ago, you had the above plan. What happened to change your mind?
  • gadadgadad Registered User Posts: 7,762 Senior Member
    Visit the schools' websites, click on "Undergraduate Admissions" or ("Prospective Students"), then "Financial Aid," then look for a link for "Scholarships." You should be able to find what aid you'd receive as an OOS applicant. I can tell you that at Colorado it will be nothing, but that the others will all have attractive offers for OOS students with various combinations of SAT and GPA. Arkansas in particular is quite cheap (relatively) before aid.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered User Posts: 82,543 Senior Member
    What are your stats?
  • samwardsamward Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    I haven't yet, but I'm just looking at other routes. I don't exactly want to go to Sam Houston, so I'm wondering what other schools I could look into. I did not apply to UT, but I would still like to go there.. I'm just not sure I want to go there for my undergrad. But most likely for grad school. We'll see. I'm very unsure about everything at this point. My mind keeps changing..

    Well, as embarassing as it is, I guess I should post my SAT scores and whatnot. I got a 1220 (r+m) and I will not know what my GPA is/class rank until January because I moved schools this year and my old school did not rank.
  • eml2505eml2505 Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    Well, I guess that answers all your questions ...

    Unless you can increase your SAT score by about 300+ points I'd say you can forget any merit aid (which an oos waiver basically would be).
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered User Posts: 82,543 Senior Member
    UArk and Miss St might give you tuition waivers.

    Your stats aren't high enough to get big enough scholarships to cover the OOS tuition part at Auburn or Alabama.
  • mmcnellmmcnell Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    GPA is important for the OOS waiver determination. For Arkansas, the OOS "waiver" is pretty generous for bordering states. From their scholarship website:
    Non-Resident Tuition Award
    "The NRTA is awarded to entering freshmen and transfer students from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Entering freshmen must have a 3.25 or higher GPA and ACT of at least 24 or 1090 SAT (combined math and critical reading). Transfer students must have at least a 3.0 or higher cumulative college GPA and at least 24 transferable hours."

    You're probably not going to be competitive for any sort of academic scholarship with your SAT where it is, but if the GPA is decent, you should be able to get the OOS portion covered at Fayetteville.
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