In-State Rates for OOS

<p>I'm in NJ, and my son is looking at a number of state schools (Rutgers, TCNJ, Delaware, Virginia Tech, Penn State, etc). I have heard that some state schools offer in-state tuition to good OOS students in lieu of Merit Aid. Is this true? If so, are some schools more known for doing so than others?</p>

<p>Thanks all.</p>

<p>(BTW, I'm pretty sure PSU absolutely will not)</p>

<p>Clemson University may give you in-state tuition if you are in the top 10% of your high school class and have a SAT score of 1350. However they only give a number of "out of state tuition waivers" a year so these stats are just a minimum requirement and you may need higher stats depending on how selective your year is.</p>

<p>Univ. of South Carolina
Univ. of Alabama</p>

<p>UT Dallas if you get the academic honor scholarship</p>

<p>Bard is a private, but it has a scholarship that brings the cost of tuition to that of the recipient's in state costs.</p>

<p>Good students with good test scores will get in state tuition rates or less at LSU and Louisiana Tech. Also look at Texas A&M - at Texas public schools, a $1000+ scholarship will generally come with the added bonus of in-state tuition. (This would also be true at UT in Austin but far fewer freshman scholarships are offered at UT in Austin.)</p>

<p>I think Alabama, U South Carolina, Clemson, and LSU are particularly good colleges for this; they are on my son's list.</p>

<p>Or, for low tuition at an excellent public liberal arts college, University of Minnesota Morris.</p>

<p>UGA when I looked 1 year ago.</p>

<p>UNC-Asheville is another really cheap public liberal arts college. Great school and I think tuition is only $15,000 for out of state students and when you add room and board, you're looking at only $22,000 or so total.</p>

<p>Also, you might consider Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Out of state tuition is $26,200 but if you have a 30 or higher ACT composite (or 1330 or higher SAT CR+M) and a 3.70 or above GPA on 4.0 scale, you are likely to receive a non-resident scholarship of $9,000, which brings tuition closer to in state. There is also the possibility of the Harrison scholarship, which will cover at least the full amount of in-state tuition. </p>

<p>The campus is beautiful and a lot of people like the size (14,700 undergraduate students and 2,200 grad students).

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Miami University ranked 34th among top public national universities in the country in the just-released U.S.News & World Report 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Miami is one of only 19 national universities cited for its strong commitment to teaching.

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<p>Alabama:
UA Scholar
An out-of-state first time freshman student who meets the December 1st scholarship priority deadline, has a 30-31 ACT or 1330-1390 SAT score and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a UA Scholar and will receive 2/3 tuition for four years.
Presidential Scholar
An out-of-state first-time freshman student who meets the December 1st scholarship priority deadline, has a 32-36 ACT or 1400-1600 SAT score and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a Presidential Scholar and will receive the value of out-of-state tuition for four years.</p>

<p>Auburn:
Presidential Scholarship
Requires a 33-36 ACT (1440-1600 SAT) and minimum 3.75 high school GPA for consideration
Awarded at 2/3 non-resident tuition, currently valued at $59,632 over four years ($14,908 per year), a $1,500 technology allowance in the first fall semester, and the Auburn Academic Guarantee. The Auburn Academic Guarantee includes admission to the University Honors College and a $4,000 enrichment experience stipend available for one semester after the second year </p>

<p>Heritage Scholarship
Requires a 30-32 ACT (1330-1430 SAT) and minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration
Awarded at 2/3 non-resident tuition, currently valued at $59,632 over four years ($14,908 per year).</p>

<p>NOTE: These are not superscored.
ALSO NOTE: As of 6/1/2010 This is a change for Auburn. The presidential scholarship no longer covers full tuition.</p>

<p>Thanks for the input - confirms what I suspected for South Carolina and Clemson. Miami University surprises me a bit (I previously lived in Cincinnati and do know the school has a pretty good rep).</p>

<p>These appear to be highly correlated to the "Guaranteed Scholarships" thread that I dug up (also strong representation by southern schools). No state schools in the mid-Atlantic or Northeast ?</p>

<p>Miami of Ohio- My son as accepted OOS with higher than the stats (both GPA and ACT) that MidwestMom reports, and my son was not offered any money at all.</p>

<p>Michigan State University- son offered in-state tuition, along with some great perks (paid research or paid teaching job from Freshman year) and invite for competition for more money.</p>

<p>You give up quality in order to get this kind of money so there is a cost.</p>

<p>UT-Austin used to be more generous with OOS tuition waivers. Now they have a very limited number. My son got a $1k scholarship and had excellent stats, but was not given a waiver from the engineering school. The good news is that it's not too hard to gain in-state residency after a year of attending the university (yep, that year counts!).</p>

<p>Given the big budget problems in Texas that may end soon as it has in most other states.</p>

<p>^^^barrons...OUCH!! Are you paying the bills for our students to go to school? There are only two in-state schools that offer my son's major. One is highly competitive. The other is very competitive, a good match for our son, but it is unwise to ever consider it a safety school. Every year there are students that fall in the high range of stats that are turned down. We have to have a financially viable out of state option. Auburn has our son's major and he has qualified for scholarships so that the cost is close to that of in state tuition.
I see that as being proactive. I find it a bit insulting to hear that you would assume another parents intentions were to give up a quality education. How about a financially viable one?</p>

<p>It's just a fact--sorry if your particular case was special. Overall you get money to go to Alabama with a 30 ACT but might not even get into Michigan or Virginia. And Bama is no Michigan. It's an opportunity cost that needs to be considered. For you it might not matter.</p>

<p>Penn State doesn't give in-state rates for good stats.</p>

<p>I have heard that some state schools offer in-state tuition to good OOS students in lieu of Merit Aid.</p>

<p>It's not "in lieu of merit aid," that IS merit aid. Getting an amount off your tuition is merit aid.</p>

<p>UGa does not award to all OOS students with good stats, only a limited number - and sometimes it's only half of the difference..</p>

<p>UGa Regents Waivers</p>

<pre><code>* Typically awarded in conjunction with other UGA academic scholarships, to 75-100 new students annually
* **Waives either one-half or all **of the difference between in-state and out-of state tuition
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<p>Yes, I stand corrected. It is merit aid. </p>

<p>Penn State (my alma mater) doesn't offer much aid for in-state students with good stats, either. So much for my "legacy" (ha ha).</p>

<p>my DD ( we are from Calif) applied to 12 colleges and got accepted to 11 and waitlisted for one:</p>

<p>got accepted to Itheca, Clemson, Univ of Alabama, Univ of Wa, Univ of Miami, Northeastern - all with varying amounts of merit scholarships or getting in-state tuition, </p>

<p>and got accepted to UCLA, UCSD, UNC Chapel Hill, Univ Michigan Ann Arbor, Univ of Wash -- no scholarship, </p>

<p>and waitlisted at UVA.</p>

<p>So for us it was choice of going to bigger "name school" like UCLA (no scholarship), or "lower tiered" Clemson or UA (with substantial scholarships). </p>

<p>DD ultimately chose UA because of getting offered full tuition scholarship, own bedroom in a four bedroom honors dorm suite, liking the fit when she visited UA on her spring break, and being offered opportunities there she won't get elsewhere, including studying abroad at no add'l charge and the opportunity of being a Bigger fish is a smaller pond. </p>

<p>DD will be challenged at UA even though it may not be as prestigious as say, UCLA, Univ of Michigan or UNC Chapel Hill. There will be plenty of smart "honors" students there and we will now have more money to go towards a "Big Name" law school where DD plans to attend later, or to go towards college expenses for child #4 who is a sophomore in high school.</p>