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Rewrite : Explain in detail about in-state and out of state, give examples with links to universities, show the difference in tuition fees, show how much one can save and why private schools don’t have in-state fees.

Difference between College Tuition – In State and Out of State Fees. Many student are confused about the college tuition fee structure, esinternational students, who will have to pay out of state tuition fees.

Before I explain about the difference, let me explain how the few other terms

  • Public Universities
  • Private Universities
  • State Tax funding

To run university, money is needed and depending on where the money source of money, universities are classified under Public or Private Universities.

Public Universities

In U.S. every state has State Tax, in addition to Federal Tax. Few states don’t have state tax. But majority of states have State Tax. So, for the money earned, we have to pay state tax and federal tax.

State Tax money is used by state government to fund schools, colleges, universities. Those schools that are funded by state tax are called Public Schools.

Private Universities

Private schools don’t get funding from state government. They raise funds from donations, rewards, tuition fees paid by the students.

Students attending Public universities will pay less tuition fee in comparison to Private Universities.

In State fees vs Out of State College Fees

So, students who are residents of that particular state, need to pay In-state fee, since the school is run from their money (parents, tax, their tax). Usually In-state fees are very less.

Out-State-Fees, is paid by students who are not residents of that state where they go to school. Even if s student goes to school in Texas, but lives in Florida. He/She has to pay Out-of-State fees.

Example – University of Texas System

For 9 credits ( usually 1 course = 3 credits)

Out of State tuition and International ~= $6,000
In State Tuition fee ~= $3,200

So, you can see the difference. In next post, I will talk about how this will impact International Students. What happens if International Student gets RA/TA or Scholarship.