Did you know that the average difference between in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition at the nation’s top 50 national universities is over $13,000?! This can make a huge difference when financing your education with student loans, especially if the out-of-state school is not offering financial aid for out-of-state students, such as grants or scholarships.

Since state schools often receive grants for attracting in-state residents, they typically have gaps between their in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition costs. However, schools tend to have different gaps and different plans to fill these gaps with supplemental financial aid (non-loans). When deciding to go to an out-of-state school, an important consideration is how much of this gap the school will fill with financial aid that does not have to be repaid, such as grants and scholarships.

School Name 2007-2008 Tuition and Fees (In-State) 2007-2008 Tuition and Fees (Out-of-State) Difference
University of Minnesota–Twin Cities $9,885 $13,885 $4,000
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry $5,166 $11,426 $6,260
SUNY–Stony Brook $5,758 $12,018 $6,260
SUNY–Binghamton $5,998 $12,258 $6,260
Texas A&M University–College Station $7,335 $15,675 $8,340
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick $10,686 $19,854 $9,168
University of Pittsburgh $12,876 $22,386 $9,510
University of Nebraska–Lincoln $6,292 $16,312 $10,020
University of Arizona $4,766 $14,972 $10,206
Auburn University $5,786 $16,286 $10,500
University of Missouri–Columbia $8,099 $18,755 $10,656
Iowa State University $6,161 $16,919 $10,758
University of Alabama $6,000 $16,818 $10,818
Pennsylvania State University–University Park $12,844 $23,712 $10,868
University of Kansas $7,570 $18,674 $11,104
University of Delaware $8,150 $19,400 $11,250
University of Tennessee $5,864 $17,130 $11,266
University of California–San Diego $8,305 $19,917 $11,612
Clemson University $9,602 $21,532 $11,930
North Carolina State University–Raleigh $5,117 $17,315 $12,198
Virginia Tech $7,397 $19,605 $12,208

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