How to pay in-state tuition at out-of-state colleges


Posted by Ryan DeVito on 9 April 2018

Crossing state lines for college doesn't have to come at a tuition premium. Reciprocity agreements between states allow students to have access to unique degree programs at very reduced rates. Wouldn't you like to save money on a great education?

Read college counselor Nancy Griesemer's survey of popular tuition reciprocity agreements. The Academic Common Market is the signature program of SREB, which is a partnership between many Southern states. Through the Academic Common Market, students can take advantage of competitive programs in other states without the penalty of out-of-state tuition premiums. So a student from Maryland might be able to pay in-state tuition at a school in South Carolina. Similar programs exist among the Western states, the Midwestern states, and the New England states. Under these programs, you could be able to go to your dream school without major financial burden.

Have you taken advantage of an interstate reciprocity agreement? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.