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Everything You Need to Know About Out-of-State Tuition

What's in-state vs. out-of-state tuition? Why is out-of-state so much more expensive? And how can you receive the in-state price? Read on for all the answers!read more

Public Schools With the Best Tuition Deals for Out-of-State Students

Attention students who want to go to school out of state but are deterred by cost: these public colleges and universities offer some of the most affordable read more

The Advantages of Going to a Public College or University

Thinking about heading to a state school? Here are some good reasons why you should.read more

How to Maximize Financial Aid at Public Schools

If you decide to go to a public university, chances are that you will have access to an institutional scholarship. But how exactly do you get access to all read more

Public Universities: What's in a Name?

Public schools can often be overlooked by students and parents because their names create assumptions that aren't true--by a long shot. But there's more behind read more

Making a Difference with Philanthropy

Philanthropic opportunities are everywhere, and your college campus probably boasts a bunch! From raising money to volunteering your time, you can find lots of read more

Ask The Experts

Q: How long must I live in a state before I can gain residency and pay in-state tuition?

A: Residency is defined differently by each state. For some states (like Pennsylvania), you need to be a state resident for at least one year before the first day of enrollment, but for others (like South Carolina), it can be as high as three years before enrollment. read more


Q: Should I go to a two-year or a four-year school?

A: The choice is up to you. The important thing is to get more education. Studies show your earning potential goes up the more education you have. read more


Q: What's the difference between a community college and a state school?

A: Typically, a community college is nonresidential and supported locally, regionally, and/or by the state government. They offer two- and/or three-year programs and award associate degrees. read more


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