Minnesota should aim to be a talent magnet, the late Gov. Elmer L. Andersen often said. One strategy he favored: Charging full-time undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota a single tuition rate, no matter their state of origin.
“It does seem low to me,” Kaler said of the $18,774 charged nonresidents for a year of undergraduate study, compared with $13,524 for Minnesota residents. He said he has initiated work on a proposal “to be more representative of the situation in the Big Ten.” Minnesota’s nonresident tuition is now lowest in the Big Ten; Kaler said he’d prefer to see it at or near the midpoint.
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