US: Top Indian students to pay in-state fees

There's good news for meritorious Indian students aspiring to pursue higher education in the US. American institutions have started charging foreigners with top academic records in-state tuition fees - the fees US students pay, which are less than those fixed for international students, writes N Arun Kumar for the Deccan Chronicle.

Anand Krishna, information officer (public affairs section) at the US consulate in Chennai, said certain American institutions were offering in-state tuition rates to highly qualified international students. In other words, talented international students might receive in-state tuition, rather than a scholarship, as part of their financial assistance package.

N Aakaash, a third-year BTech (electronics and communication engineering) student at VIT University welcomed the move. He said it would help international students with good academic records join US universities.
Full report on the Deccan Chronicle site