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U Minn looking at low OOS tuition deal

barronsbarrons 23029 replies1951 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24,980 Senior Member
edited January 2013 in Parents Forum
Likely to increase to closer to other similar schools. I knew they could not leave that much money on the table. Of course at higher rate fewer might choose UMinn.

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  • texaspgtexaspg 16464 replies339 discussionsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Posts: 16,803 Forum Champion
    They dont mention how much they want to raise.
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  • tk21769tk21769 10587 replies27 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10,614 Senior Member
    Well that's too bad. I hope Truman State and the SUNYs aren't next.
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  • HaystackHaystack 1556 replies20 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,576 Senior Member
    That sucks as UMN is a finalist or son. I think Iowa State might have the lowest OOS tuition/cost of any major research uiversity at this point.
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  • entomomentomom 22547 replies1111 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 23,658 Senior Member
    Yes, 2 yrs ago when D2 applied, it was one of the OOS publics with the lowest tuition (25k). In addition they gave her merit aid that made her COA to attend UMinn-TC 1k less than our IS with their biggest merit scholarship.
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  • MTnestMTnest 1766 replies27 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,793 Senior Member
    Do you think if they raise their OOS tuition, the amount of OOS students who are willing to pay the full price would drop? Wouldn't they have to offer more scholarships to bring their tuition down to attract OOS students?
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16464 replies339 discussionsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Posts: 16,803 Forum Champion
    They offer almost free tuition for NMFs by stacking several scholarships (not sure why they just dont make one single one). I suspect they will continue to do that for OOS or probably waive the difference and make it free tuition if they increase the tuition a lot.
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  • UMTYMP studentUMTYMP student 935 replies14 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 949 Member
    I hope they don't raise OOS tuition. I took classes there full-time for 2 years during high school and the significant presence of international students in some classes was one of my favorite parts.
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  • MichiganGeorgiaMichiganGeorgia 4387 replies85 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,472 Senior Member
    Wow. I wouldn't want to a parent of one of the OOS kids who started there last year. My DS was accepted there a couple of days ago. One of the reasons he applied there was it was a good school and he wanted to look at other schools besides Georgia Tech. However now unless they offer a OOS tuition wavier ... I wouldn't want to take the chance on them raising the OOS rate.
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  • MTnestMTnest 1766 replies27 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,793 Senior Member
    I believe one of their scholarships is the difference between the in-state and OOS tuition. And yes, a parent would have to take into consideration the possibility of the increase in OOS rate.
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  • SteveMASteveMA 6020 replies59 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6,079 Senior Member
    texaspg--funny think about the NMF $$$ though, is it's almost impossible for in-state students to get that same benefit. We know several kids that applied as instate for the U of MN and got awards in the $300-500 range that were NMSF/NMF-close to perfect or perfect ACT's too (35-36). It's less expensive for them to attend other Big 10 OOS schools then it is to attend their instate school---sad really.
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  • sally305sally305 7475 replies129 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,604 Senior Member
    This is too bad. I wonder if the other U of MN campuses will follow suit.
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  • Wolverine86Wolverine86 2150 replies46 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,196 Senior Member
    For most high-performing OOS students (top 10% in HS rank) UMinn offers the Gold National or Maroon National scholarships which cover the full difference and half-difference respectively between IS and OOS tuition. The amount of the scholarship adjusts each year whenever new tuition rates are set. It's possible they might tighten the requirements somewhat for the scholarships, but highly ranked students probably won't feel the effect of any potential changes.
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  • CatriaCatria 11199 replies150 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    Their long-term target is to bring OOS tuition to Big Ten average but if they increase OOS tuition, the Big Ten average will increase too.
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