Does it Pay to Stay in State?

It is a common belief that out-of-state tuition is more expensive than in-state tuition. That is generally true for most states, although some schools offer discounts for out-of-state students.

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State Tuition Map

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State Tuition Chart

Note: Average costs are applicable for undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board rates for an entire academic year at a public college as presented by the US Department of Education in October 2010, which is the source for this data.

Did You Know?

If you are considering changing state residency for better tuition rates, carefully research your options and talk to school administrators first. State and school requirements can be very complex, so this may not be your best option to save on college expenses.