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Out of state athletes get fee reduction

By Alexis Prine
Staff Writer

Last year a bill was passed in the UNC school system that allows students from other states to attend North Carolina universities at the cost of in-state tuition.

The benefit is not a full scholarship; instead, it allows recipients to pay tuition and housing at the in-state rate.

The money that pays for this comes from private funding and companies who sponsor scholarships for colleges.

As of now, there are no Pembroke students who receive this scholarship, but it will be available in Fall 2006.

The changes will free up scholarship money for out of state players that could be used in other resources. Since most schools have more athletic scholarships, then most people who receive this benefit will be athletes. The reason for this is because there is more money in athletic funding in comparison to other funding areas.

The scholarship is given at the discretion of the athletic director or coaches on staff. If a student receives this benefit and still has a need for financial reimbursement, then they may apply for Federal Aid or student loans.


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Updated: Monday, January 30, 2006
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