Scholarship $ equals In-State Tuition

<p>I have read a few threads on this forum over time that discuss how certain public universities will charge out-of-state students in-state tuition rates if they are awarded a scholarship of at least $1,000. Can anyone list the schools that have such policies or at least discuss schools that you are aware of that do this? Thanks for any help.</p>

<p>UTDallas is one</p>

<p>Are you a college transfer? If so, then it's going to be much harder finding these merit scholarships.</p>

<p>There is far less merit for transfers than there is for incoming frosh. You may find some, but it's doubtful that they will make an OOS school as cheap as an instate public.</p>

<p>you need to go to the transfer forum and see if those folks know of schools.</p>

<p>There are states with generous policies toward OOS students, especially those with high GPAs/SATs. Check out Wyoming, Utah and Montana.</p>

<p>Some states have state universities whose out of state costs are low. Examples include Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.</p>

<p>Thanks for all the quick responses. M2CK, no I'm not a transfer student. I'm actually asking for my parents since my sister is in the college search process. Thanks again!</p>

<p>There are also regional agreements, such as Minnesota/Wisconsin and the Western Undergraduate Exchange, where students from state X get discounted tuition at some state universities in state Y (e.g. the Western Undergraduate Exchange offers 1.5 times in-state tuition for out-of-state students from the other states in the agreement, although not all state universities in each state offer that).</p>

<p>Major public research universities with generous scholarships to make them very reasonable for OOS students...</p>

<p>U Wyoming
U Montana
Montana State
U New Mexico...full rides available even for OOS
U Nebraska
Iowa State...lots of scholarships availabe for young women interested in engineering and other sciences
U Alabama
Ole Miss
LSU
OK State
U Minnesota</p>

<p>Public LAC with generous scholarships to make them very reasonable for OOS students...</p>

<p>Truman State</p>

<p>Go to each school's scholarship page and check for requirements. Also use the NPC for each school.</p>

<p>University of Minnesota, Morris is a public LAC with a list price of about $22,000 per year with no out-of-state surcharge.</p>

<p>Texas A&M University gave my daughter and a neighbor an out of state tuition waiver. If you receive a $1000 competitive scholarship, they waive the non-resident tuition rate and charge resident tuition rates. This is a great deal! They also stack scholarships. My daughter received their President's Endowed Scholarship, an Opportunity Award Scholarship and a couple of $1000 departmental scholarships. She has been eligible to apply for continuing student scholarships every year as well. I believe other public universities in Texas also have a similar policy. You might want to search Texas Tech, University of North Texas and some of the University of Texas scholarship websites to see if this is the case.</p>

<p>The scholarships at A&M appear to be tied to your selected major. Our neighbor had a hard time getting the $1000 scholarship as a business major. His parents basically called everyday for a month to find someone to look at his file. Their applicant pool is very competitive for these scholarships. They look at basic stats: class rank, test scores, gpa, ap/dual enrollment credits, leadership positions, part-time employment, community service, and that you've demonstrated interest in the school (visiting). He was lacking in the leadership area so his application didn't score as high as others. Again, this was for the business school. My daughter's major is in the Ag school which seems to give lots of scholarships. I believe some of the engineering majors (especially females) qualify for scholarship monies as well. The important part is that it needs to be a competitive TAMU scholarship to qualify for the tuition waiver. Good luck!</p>

<p>Any other school besides UT Dallas, this would be an awesome list if someone made it.</p>

<p>UT-Austin has a very limited number of waivers. For example, a couple of years ago a woman in the engineering school told me that engineering has 7 or 8 waivers TOTAL, for students of any classification.</p>

<p>Thanks for all the great information. To give more specifics, my sister is hoping to major in either Athletic Training or Kinesiology and she is thinking about either being on a Pre-Physical Therapy or Pre-Med Track. It's early since she's only a sophomore but my parents are starting this Spring Break to take her on college tours. We live in Virginia so if she's lucky enough to get into either UVA or William & Mary for Kinesiology, she'll probably attend one of those. If not, it will either be JMU or an out-of-state school. Some of the out-of-state schools my sister has mentioned to me are UNC, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, Ohio State, UConn, UF, UGA, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Alabama, South Carolina, WVU, and Kentucky. They didn't know that Texas A&M and UT Austin gave these deals so maybe they will look at those schools as well. I know these are pretty popular schools so maybe getting in-state rates could be harder but they would at least like to know if it's a possibility. They've basically told my sister they are willing to pay around the same as it would cost for the most expensive in-state public school (either UVA or W&M). Any more input would be appreciated.</p>

<p>What I am going to tell you is the same thing that I would say to my kid...</p>

<p>If she wants to go OOS, get off her butt and do some research herself. This isn't rocket science. Many of the schools you listed give automatic scholarships for certain GPA and test scores (OSU,Ala, WVU, etc). Go to each school's scholarship site and find out. Also, plug your data into each school's NPC. She doesn't have that many schools on her list so it will be quite easy to do.</p>

<p>The problem with asking for advice on this forum is that you don't know allof the circumstances behind each person's scholarship advice. For example, someone will say my daughter got a $10,000 scholarship to Indiana with a 3.9 and a 32 ACT. What they forgot to tell you is that part of that $10,000 came because one parent was an IU grad. Another part came because it was a female applying to a male dominated major, etc, etc.</p>

<p>If some of the schools do not have scholarship metrics online, come back and ask specifically about them.</p>

<p>Although, I would guess that you can discard Michigan right now.</p>

<p>I understand and I'm sure she will do a lot of research on her own this summer but it's a little difficult to figure out where she will stand since she hasn't taken the SAT or ACT yet. She is a really good student . . . hoping for full IB diploma and got straight As her freshman year and moving toward the same or maybe one B this year. She's not a world beater on standardized tests though. From what she tells me of her practice tests I would guess she'll be in the high 1200s or maybe reach low 1300s (M+CR). Since my parents are going to take her on some visits before she knows any standardized test scores, I told them I would ask some opinions on this site since I've received helfpul information in the past.</p>

<p>Just estimate her GPA and test scores then. At least it gives you an idea.</p>

<p>Remember, most flagships do not give out great scholarships to OOS students unless they are TOP stat kids (over 1400 SAT). My guesses from your list...</p>

<p>UNC - NO
Maryland - NO
Penn State - NO
Pitt- Maybe, probably no
Ohio State - Maybe, probably won't be enough to equal instate tuition though
UConn - ???
UF - NO
UGA- NO
Michigan- NO
Michigan State- Maybe, probably won't be enough to equal instate tuition though
Indiana- Maybe, probably won't be enough to equal instate tuition though
Alabama- Yes
South Carolina- maybe
WVU- yes
Kentucky- maybe, probably won't be enough to equal instate tuition though</p>

<p>On the list, Alabama is your best bet.</p>

<p>Since you are in Virginia, she could also look at Virginia Tech in case UVa or Wm & M don't pan out. I believe the major that kids there that want pre med or any health sciences careers would be in the Human Nutrition,Foods and Exercise department. I think that is where you would find kinesiology classes. One of my kids is at VT now and I think that is a major that some of the premeds are in.</p>

<p>*The problem with asking for advice on this forum is that you don't know allof the circumstances behind each person's scholarship advice. For example, someone will say my daughter got a $10,000 scholarship to Indiana with a 3.9 and a 32 ACT. What they forgot to tell you is that part of that $10,000 came because one parent was an IU grad. Another part came because it was a female applying to a male dominated major, etc, etc.</p>

<p>*</p>

<p>This is very true. Just learning, "this child got X from Y school" doesn't say much without knowing the particulars, (ACT/SAT, GPA, major, state, etc)...and the year that the offer was made since many scholarships have changed or been eliminated.</p>

<p>* Many of the schools you listed give automatic scholarships for certain GPA and test scores (OSU,Ala, WVU, etc). Go to each school's scholarship site and find out. *</p>

<p>Very true...your sis is young, tell her stats are most important.</p>

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<p>If it's anything like SREB's Academic Common Market, the in-state tuition for OoS students only covers fields of study not available in their home state.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>And the ACM is not accepting any more programs.</p>

<p>There are several informative threads on the issue of guaranteed merit-based scholarships in the Financial Aid Forum. I'd suggest that she start there.</p>

<p>Wishing your family all the best!</p>