University Of Minnesota To Review Nonresident Tuition

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The University of Minnesota is currently the cheapest school in the Big Ten for nonresident tuition, but possibly not for much longer.

Officials plan to review the cost of tuition for out-of-state residents, lowered four years ago to attract more undergraduates. University President Eric Kaler said that's helped Minnesota grow a robust population of out-of-state students. But state residents are paying the fourth most-expensive tuition in the Big Ten.

"It's probably — certainly — time to look carefully at where we are in that out-of-state price point and whether we should grow that, " Kaler told the Star Tribune.

The number of nonresident students has swelled since 2007 from nearly 8 percent to more than 17 percent in 2012. Meanwhile, the percentage of resident students dipped slightly and the number of students from reciprocity states, such as Wisconsin, shrank.

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