Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 10 years ago

What legislation allows state universities to discriminate against out of state students?

concerning the higher tuition rate... Don't we all pay federal taxes?

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  • 10 years ago
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    In-state residents may have to pay higher real estate or income taxes to help support their state universities, so they get a break on tuition rates for their state universities. Out-of-state students haven't helped support those universities with their tax dollars, so they have to pay a higher tuition rate. It does mean, though, that some students have access to good state schools like UCLA, UMichigan and UVA, while others end up with U.Rhode Island and Arkansas State.

  • 10 years ago

    yes, but the keyword is: State.

    State universities give tuition discounts to in state students because they already put money into the schools. They wouldnt like it if they have to put more money on top of what they already contribute through the state taxes. Out of students get charged a bit more because they dont contribute tax dollars, yet they are still using the schools' resources.

    I am not aware of any state legislation that doesnt allow this for their state universities.

  • 10 years ago

    Ah, but it's not your federal taxes that fund public colleges. It's STATE taxes that fund public colleges. The residents of a state have paid taxes to support that state school, and as part of that funding deal, the college grants a lower tuition rate to in-state students.

    As an out-of-state student, because you/your parents didn't pay taxes to support this school, you must pay something closer to the full cost of your education there.

  • 3 years ago

    NO individual state rules are there to have a multi layered gadget of rules some issues are lined under state rules like eating age and helmet rules yet i forgot no one like needs state rules cough Civil conflict State rules vs Federal rules oh oh i forgot the recent history is the Civil conflict became into approximately slavery no longer state rights in case you hand the federal goverment too plenty they'll take each and every thing

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  • 10 years ago

    It's actually a lower rate for in-state students

    At least that's what they would argue if anyone actaully took it as far as court system

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