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Some Public Colleges Offer Deals to Out-of-State Students

While some public schools may be eager to get the additional revenue that comes with out-of-state students, others are actually making deals to lure them in. (See the post I wrote on Monday about how more students were looking beyond their home state for college.)

U.S. News and World Report identified public colleges that have affordable tuition for out-of-state students and ones that are willing to waive fees to attract students from other parts of the country. Some schools offering incentives or lower tuition for out-of-stater students are in areas eager to boost their student body, such as Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and eastern Oregon. Others near state borders offer price breaks for neighboring state residents.

Some states, such as California and Pennsylvania offer low tuition rates for local students (under $20,000), and scholarships are available.

Residency requirements vary, and there is a list to links by state at FinAid.com.

There are also ways to save on application fees, such as submitting early, visiting some campuses or applying online. U.S. News lists strategies and application fees by college here.

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