Do colleges waive out of state tuition for good grades?

I heard this, Is it true or false?

10 Answers

  • Ashley
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes, many colleges offer in-state tuition to out-of-state students who meet certain criteria (usually based on GPA, class rank and/or SAT/ACT score). Here are a few such schools, along with the requirements:

    ==== ALABAMA ====

    University of Alabama

    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, ACT 30 or SAT 1330 (CR+M)

    University of Alabama - Birmingham

    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, ACT 26

    University of South Alabama

    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, ACT 30 or SAT 1330 (CR+M)

    University of North Alabama

    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, ACT 30

    University of West Alabama

    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, ACT 29 or SAT 1280 (CR+M)

    ==== ARKANSAS ====

    Arkansas State University

    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 24 ACT


    Southern Illinois University

    Requirements: ACT 26 or SAT 1170 (M+CR) from a single administration of either test


    Boise State University

    Requirements: 3.6 GPA, 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score

    ==== LOUISIANA ====

    University of Louisiana - Lafayette

    Requirements: 2.5 GPA, ACT 23 or SAT 1050 (CR+M)

    University of Louisiana - Monroe

    Requirements: 2.35 GPA, ACT 21 or SAT 980 (CR+M)

    Louisiana Tech University

    Requirements: 2.5 GPA, ACT 23 or SAT 1050 (CR+M)

    Southeastern Louisiana University

    Requirements: 2.25 GPA, ACT 21


    University of Michigan - Dearborn

    Requirements: 3.4 GPA, ACT 24 or SAT 1100 (CR+M)

    ==== MINNESOTA ====

    Minnesota State University - Moorhead

    Requirements: ACT 28 or SAT 1260 (CR+M)

    ==== MISSISSIPPI ====

    Mississippi State University

    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, ACT 26 or SAT 1170 (CR+M)

    University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, ACT 31 or SAT 1360 (CR+M)


    Missouri State University

    Requirements: ACT composite of 24 or higher (or SAT of 1090 M-CR) or a 3.50 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a class rank in the top 25 percent

    ==== OKLAHOMA ====

    East Central University

    Requirements: 2.7 GPA OR 20 ACT or 940 SAT (CR+M)

    Oklahoma State University

    Requirements: 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (CR+M)


    Tennessee State University

    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, ACT 21 or SAT 980 (CR+M)


    All Texas public universities: out-of-state applicants who are offered a scholarship (by the school) of $1,000 or more will have out-of-state fees waived.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Private colleges charge the same in-state and out-of-state tuition. Public colleges don't.

    If you plan to go to a public college in a different state and the state is nearby, then out-of-state tuition may be waived depending on the public college you go to. For example, if you live in New York and decided to go to a public college in Massachusetts, then you may be exempt from out-of-state tuition. BUT you'd still have to pay the in-state tuition of that college. Obviously, though, financial aid significantly reduces college costs. Most students do not pay a college's 'sticker price'.

  • 4 years ago

    Every university has some policy regarding academic or merit-based scholarships. There are a few public universities that will offer some scholarship money to out-of-state applicants. It is rare and "good grades" would not be enough to earn it.

  • 4 years ago

    Some states have special programs. In Arizona you can go to a state university if you are a resident and your GPA qualifies. In Massachusetts they have something similar if you score high enough on a state test

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  • 4 years ago

    Only at the masters and PhD level.

    At the undergrad level, only if you can get a sports scholarship. How are you at football?

    My daughter got her tuition paid and a living stipend at out of state schools for her masters and PhD. For her masters she taught classes, graded papers, proctored exams and did research. Her engineering PhD was all research.

  • 4 years ago

    No, tuition is never waived, grants and scholarships are given.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    No. Even geniuses still have to pay tuition (if they don't get scholarships), whether it's in-state or out-of-state.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    No not even close to being true.

  • 4 years ago

    depends on how wonderful you are

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