NEOSHO, MO.--- Attending college can be a difficult time for many students, financially.
"I just went to Wal-Mart and paid with quarters," says Frank Chiolino, Crowder College Student.
Especially for Crowder College students, Cody Jones and Frank Chiolino, who have to pay out of state tuition.
"When you go out of state, there are only a few scholarships that you can apply for to help you get that extra money," says Cody Jones, Crowder College Student.
"Right now, there is a $29 differential between out of state and in state," says Jim Riggs, Crowder College Director of Administration.
Keeping the difficulties in mind, Crowder administrators have decided to do away with out of state tuition.
"We're located all along the border if you look at all of our centers," says Riggs.
Currently, the community college has 248 out of state students, but admissions workers are now expecting that number to grow.
"They may see an institution they would like to attend in a bordering state when they look at the cost of attendance, they see a significant difference," says Riggs.
The difference in tuition will go into effect in the fall of 2013, and it doesn't matter if students are coming from as close as Kansas or as far away as New York.
"Ours has always been reasonable, but I think now it is going to be very attractive," says Riggs.
As for students like Jones and Chileeno, will be saving more than $300 per semester.
"More money in my pocket, not having to pay with quarters, get to eat out more instead of always having to count pennies," says Chiolino.
Each of Crowder's 10 locations are less than 20 minutes from a bordering state. Students in Newton and McDonald County will still only pay $77 per credit hour, due to taxes already coming into the college.