Cheapest Out of State Tuition Colleges

Most of the colleges charge higher rates for out of state tuition. So how do you find colleges that waive out of state tuition, or get for out of state students? Here is list of cheapest colleges which you can find out in an easy way

Updated by Niharika Padiga on 4th March 2020

Everyone has this assumption that any public institution withing the state is reasonable priced, but that is not the case. There are many institutions in the country where the tuition prices are very high.

On average the college fee per year including the dorm was $21,370 and the tuition fee along with housing facility in public colleges costs more than double which is $48,510.

If you are one among those who want to go out from your state and taste the other state, here is the list of few colleges that you must consider if you want your tuition expenses to be less.


Cheapest Out of State Tuition Colleges

The following are a few universities that comparatively have less out-of-state tuition.

The University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

If you are ready to take a step into the South Florida University, you should meet the minimum requirement and have to bare minimum charges. Below are the fee structure and information other additional charges at the USF.

Out-of-state students who are not Florida residents can expect a one-year cost of $36,085.

Estimated Annual Cost for Non-Residents

 Cost

Per Year

Tuition Fee

$17,324

Additional Fee

$1,851

Flat Cost

$11,610

Books and Supplies

$1,200

Campus Expenses

$4,100

Acceptance rate

44%


Chadron State University, Nebraska

Chadron State University is a 4-year degree college founded in 1911 with a small rural agricultural community. This University offers both the degrees Undergraduate (bachelors) and Graduate (masters). It is also providing Majors and Programs with almost 52 undergraduate programs and 8 graduate programs. CSU provides scholarships at both degree levels.

The affordable tuition rates and other expenses are given below:

Undergraduate Tuition Cost

Undergraduate On-Campus Cost

Per Year

Tuition and Fees

$7,682

International Student Fee

$300

Miscellaneous

$2,924

Housing Cost (Double Occupancy)

$3,892

Books and Supplies

$1,890

Food cost

$2930

Health/Accident Insurance

$730.00

Total Estimated Cost

$20,348

Important Note: This University offers international student fee to cover transportation services, wire transfer fees.

Graduate Tuition Cost

Graduate On-Campus Cost

Per Year

Tuition and Fees

$9,190

International Student Fee

$180

Miscellaneous

$2,924

Housing Cost

 

Books and Supplies

$1,890

Food cost

 

Health/Accident Insurance

$730

Total Estimated Cost

 

On-campus housing and meal plans are not available for graduate students. International student fee covers expenses like wire transfer fee and transportation facility.


Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Oklahoma (OPSU)

OPSU, 1909 offers the most affordable higher education opportunities both on-campus as well as online. Students have a great chance to apply for grants, scholarships, and student loans.

Average Out-of-State Tuition at Oklahoma Panhandle State University is $14,766 per year.

Out-State Students

Costs

Per Year

Tuition and Fees

$6,216

 Miscellaneous and Personal expenses

$1,000

Housing and Meals

$5,510

Total Estimated Cost

$14,766

International Students: $15,626

Costs

Per Year

Tuition and Fees

$6,216

 Personal and Miscellaneous expenses

$3,200

Housing and Meals

$5,510

Health Insurance

$700

Total Estimated Cost

$15,626


Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO)

Southern University which was founded in 1956 provides 25 degrees at the associate, bachelor's and master's levels. One important feature to be noted about SUNO is it has a robust online learning program.

Expenses Undergraduate Tuition
Tuition $16,070
Room and Board

$9,040

Books and Supplies $1,300

Minot State University - Minot, North Dakota

Minot State University which is established in 1913 is the third-largest university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It has an advisory board and champion for the institution.

This university offers 9 master’s degrees and one education specialist degree in areas of mathematics, communication disorders, and management. It also has 60 majors at the undergraduate level which offers business, education and health sciences, arts and sciences.

Costs

Undergraduate Per Year Cost

Graduates

Per Year Cost

Tuition and Fees

$7,592

$7,820

Room and Board

$7,144

$5,490

Books and Supplies

$1,100

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Average Out-of-State Tuition: $6,086 per year and the health insurance of $2,364 is offered to international students.


Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU)

This university has a unique feature that provides scholarships for students who can cover their college expenses along with their personal expenditure. As per the U.S. News and World Report, it is considered one of the best colleges in the entire southern area.

Costs

Undergraduate Per Year Cost

Graduates Per Year Cost

Tuition Rates

$6,746

$7,220

Living expenses, Books and Supplies

$12,758

-

Student Activity Fee

$10

$10


Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska

Peru state college is a four-year degree college that provides almost 13-undergraduate degrees and two master's programs with class size bearing approximately 20 students.

Residents/Non-Resident Students

Annual Cost

Tuition

$7,704

Room and Board

$9,088

Other Fees

$2,944

Books & Supplies

$1,200

Transportation     

$1,536

Personal

$1,408

Estimated Total Cost

$20,936

Students staying in the residence halls must choose from the below list:

  • 275-Meal Block – $2,193 (per semester)

  • 210-Meal -Block – $1,789 (per semester)

  • 130-Meal Block – $1,192 (per semester)

  • 75-Meal Block – $596 (per semester) (Oak Hill Only)

Computer grads can take any meal plan.

Refunds available

  • Peru State College has the option to get refunded 100% if any students canceled their housing rent during the first week of class of their room and board charges.

  • Students should check the residence halls within 48 hours of canceling/withdrawing.

  • No refunds are given after the eighth week of school.

  • If any student cancels their rent for fun, severe action is taken by the college board and will not receive the money back.


New Mexico Highlands University - Las Vegas

On-Campus Annual Cost

Undergraduate

Tuition & Fee

$8,472

Housing costs

$7,872

Books and Supplies

$1,144

Other Living Expenses

$3,968

Other Fees

$1,830