U Toledo guarantees low tuition for three years, reaches over border

Following recent tuition announcements by other schools, the University of Toledo College of Law announced that Ohio and Michigan residents were guaranteed to pay no more than $17,900 per year in tuition for all three years of law school.

University of Toledo is located in Ohio, but is less than 16 miles from the Michigan border. The school already boasts the lowest tuition and fee rate in Michigan and Ohio at $22,203.

This new guarantee will be in the form of a scholarship in an amount that assures the student will pay no more than $17,900 when they begin studies in the fall. The scholarship will be renewed to extend the guarantee into 2015-16 and 2016-17, even if tuition increases. 

 "This scholarship initiative will increase access to legal education for well-qualified Ohio and Michigan residents who otherwise might not have considered law school in general or Toledo Law in particular," said Dean Daniel Steinbock. “It makes the quality education we provide even more of a good value.”

University of Toledo is not the first public school to offer scholarships to out-of-state students. University of Kansas recently announced it would offer in-state tuition to Missouri residents in the Kansas city metropolitan area. It is also in the form of a scholarship. 

Students must show established residency in one of 11 Missouri counties: Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray.

“We already know that Kansas City’s prospective law students consider the University of Kansas for its great reputation, accessible faculty, small class sizes and hands-on learning opportunities,” said Stephen Mazza, dean and professor of law. “Now they can also add affordability to the list. We hope the Vantage Scholarship makes it even easier for talented students to choose KU Law.” 

First-year law students with Kansas residency currently pay $19,623.35 per year in tuition. 

The University of Missouri – Kansas City has offered in-state tuition for undergraduate students across the state line for four years.