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Two more public universities cut out-of-state tuition

LORMAN and COLUMBUS — Two more Mississippi public universities will offer tuition breaks to some out-of-state students.

Alcorn State University and the Mississippi University for Women won approval from the College Board yesterday to waive higher charges for non-Mississippi residents. They join Jackson State University, which got permission for a waiver in June.

The Legislature passed a law this year allowing universities to reduce tuition to in-state levels for some non-Mississippians. The schools lobbied for the measure, saying public colleges elsewhere were waiving charges for Mississippi students.

Undergraduates who are Mississippi residents will pay $5,316 to attend MUW this year. Non-residents will pay $14,484.

Mississippi resident undergraduates will pay $5,712 to attend Alcorn full time this year. Non-residents will pay $14,052.

Many students from both groups will pay less because of financial aid.

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