Saturday, February 8, 2014

Interesting in Out-of-State Public U's?

One major trend emerging in higher education involves the rising costs of attending an out-of-state universities.

It's generally understood that non-residents can anticipate paying twice what in-state resident students pay at flagship public universities.

But now public institutions are becoming increasingly "need aware" in the admission process.

At the Harvard Institute this last summer, I heard a number of deans of admission from highly selective public universities flat out say, "We're looking for full pay kids."

Bottom line:  students and families need to become more aware of how "need aware" policies are factoring into admission decisions.

This article sheds light on this emerging trend.  It's worth taking the time to read it.