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Ben
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Ben asked in Education & ReferenceFinancial Aid · 2 months ago

How come out-of -state tuition is much more expensive than in-state tuition for the same university?

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  • Hockey
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Because in-state tuition is in part paid for by people paying taxes in that state.

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  • nancy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    State residents pay for part of the cost of running state universities through their (or their parents') taxes. Out of state students don't contribute to the state budget through taxes, so they have to pay a higher portion of the cost directly.

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  • MS
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Public universities and colleges are subsidized (to some extent) by state taxes.  In-state residents have been contributing to those taxes, so students who come from in the state pay a reduced rate to account for that.  Out-of-state residents have not contributed to the taxes that support the university, so they pay a higher amount as a result.

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  • 2 months ago

    In-state residents - or their parents - have been paying state taxes which provide for those subsidies. Those who have not been paying those state taxes do not benefit from other taxpayers.

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  • drip
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    state universities get part of their funding from the taxes people in the state pay.  They have supported the public universities.   Out of state students (parents) have not paid in and so those out of student have a higher tuition rate

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because in-state residents and/or their families already financially support the school through state taxes. Out of state residents do not.

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  • NA
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because students who live in the state are being subsidized by the state's taxpayers.  Out of state students are not.

    Note, while attending school you are considered to be temporarily in the state and ineligible for in-state tuition.

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