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11 Ways Queer Students Can Afford Out-of-State Tuition

What you need to know about out-of-state tuition

Learn how students in the Queer community can afford out-of-state tuition here. Then, get a jump start on your journey to financial independence by eliminating credit card debt with the free 7-Step Credit Card Debt Slasher.

How can LGBTQ+ students afford out-of-state college tuition

At present, there are 409 anti-LGBTQ+ laws advancing through state legislatures in the US. So, it’s no surprise that many queer students are changing their college plans and going to states where they feel welcome and safe. But LGBTQ-friendly states tend to be more expensive and require that students pay out-of-state tuition.

On this episode of Queer Money®, we share 11 tips to help queer students afford out-of-state tuition, explaining what it means to apply for regional reciprocity or tuition exchange programs. We discuss how to become a resident of the state where you want to go to school and encourage LGBTQ+ students to become an RA in exchange for free or reduced-cost campus housing.

Listen in for insight on receiving needs-based aid as an LGBTQ+ student and learn where to apply for scholarships to help cover the cost of your out-of-state tuition.

 

Listen to get more insight into how queer students can afford out-of-state tuition

Topics covered on out-of-state tuition

  • Why so many LGBTQ+ students are changing their college plans and going to school out of state 
  • How the states where queer students feel welcome and safe tend to be more expensive
  • Our top 11 tips to help LGBTQ+ students afford out-of-state tuition
  • What it means to apply for regional reciprocity or tuition exchange programs
  • How to identify states that have reciprocity agreements
  • Where to go online to find out-of-state and external scholarship opportunities
  • How resident assistants often receive free or reduced-cost housing in exchange for their duties
  • Who is eligible for institutional scholarships and tuition waivers
  • 2 strategies for becoming a resident of the state where you want to go to school
  • How HR 3230 affords members of the military and their dependents in-state tuition in all 50 states
  • Who to talk to about receiving needs-based aid as an LGBTQ+ student
  • How Jocelyn Pearson paid her out-of-state tuition with low-dollar scholarships
  • 6 resources for identifying scholarships for LGBTQ+ students

 

 

Resources on out-of-state tuition

  • ACLU Stats on Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws
  • How Donor Advised Funds Harm LGBTQ Americans on Queer Money EP386
  • NBC News Article on LGBTQ+ College Students
  • Midwestern Higher Education Compact
  • New England Board of Higher Education
  • Southern Regional Education Board
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
  • College Board Scholarship Search
  • FastWeb.com
  • Congress.gov House Bill 3230
  • The Scholarship System
  • HRC Scholarship Database
  • Scholarships.com
  • CampusPride.org
  • HorizonsFoundation.org
  • BestColleges.com
  • CreditWise

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We’re David and John Auten-Schneider, the Debt Free Guys (www.debtfreeguys.com) and hosts of the Queer Money® podcast. We help queer people (and allies) live fabulously not fabulously broke by helping them 1) pay off credit card debt, 2) become part- or full-time entrepreneurs and 3) save and invest for retirement.

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