I have a friend who’s OOS daughter really wanted to go to UT-Austin but didn’t get in. A lot of kids here also apply to UF. She instead was accepted there and while wasn’t directly offered “merit” what she was offered was “in-state” tuition, which essentially is merit. I don’t recall what the program is, and I’m sure they have a name for it if it’s some sort of merit program or scholarship, so he’s not out of the running. She didn’t apply to business though so I don’t know how hard the business school is to get into, but never say never.
Also, am I correct that UF didn’t waive test scores this year? I thought I read something that they didn’t waive those. I thought I read something that their applications are down relative to other schools. If that’s the case, then they will want OOS students but more so to pay since as someone else said many in FL have already prepaid college