Changes to Mississippi's out-of-state tuition laws

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September 17, 2012

Mississippi

By Chuck Stewart

Oxford, Mississippi: A new Mississippi law allows colleges and universities to voluntarily waive out-of-state tuition fees. This is expected to give Mississippi colleges more flexibility in attracting desirable students. The law took effect July 1st, but is not expected to be implemented by universities until 2013. It has received praise from two students interviewed by WMC-TV who lived out of state but travelled a short distance to attend the University of Mississippi. Olde Miss Chancellor Larry Ridgeway praised the law, but also expressed concern that schools could lose revenue if too many students were waived.[1]

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