Some Say Lower Out of State Tuition for UNL

A University of Nebraska regent says cutting out-of-state tuition may be a way to attract more students and more money to offset state aid declines for the NU system.

Regent Kent Schroeder of Kearney believes that could be an answer to the challenge from State Senator Kermit Brashear. The Omaha Senator recently demanded the Board of Regents find creative ways to fund NU as state aid declines. Schroeder says offering in-state tuition rates to nearby states would increase declining enrollment.

Opponents of the idea however, claim the additional out-of-state students would leave Nebraska following graduation.