Out-of-State Tuition Advantage Program (TAP)
Out-of-state residents pay a percentage (225%) of in-state tuition. That rate is reduced for high-achieving students and students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines.
High-Achieving Student Discount
- First-year students who earn a 1200 SAT or better (Critical Reading + Critical Math) or who graduate in the top 10% of their high school class receive a 175% tuition rate.
- Transfer students who have earned less than 30 college level credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 receive 175%.
- Transfer students who have earned 30 or more college level credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.8 receive 175%.
STEM Major Discount
Students enrolled in a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) or STEM Education major receive a 175% tuition rate. In addition to the TAP STEM Major Discount, out-of-state applicants have the opportunity to apply for Scholarships for Educational Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SEA-STEM). This grant is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Additional information can be found on SEA-STEM's page.
Pay 175% of in-state tuition instead of 225%. At this year's rate, the savings is $1,705 per semester or $3,410 per year.
Dual Admission Discount for Transfer Students
Students enrolled in a Dual Admission Program with a participating community college receive a 150% tuition rate.
Out-of-State Resident Tuition
Dual Admission Program from a participating Community College
Transfer students: Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA (0-29 credits) or 2.8 GPA (over 30 credits).
Earn a 1200 SAT or BETTER (Critical Reading + Critical Math) or Graduate in the top 10% of their high school class
Major in a STEM/STEM Education discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
ALL OTHER non-residents, including international students
*Based on 2015-2016 in-state tuition rate of $3,530/semester.
Visit Ship's Financial Aid page for the Total Estimated Cost of Attendance.