In-State Tuition Deal Lures Out-of-State Students

Westfield, Mass., resident Ezra Bloom is taking a one-year advanced manufacturing certificate program at Asnuntuck Community College this year, and counting on it to land him an in-demand job.

A deciding factor in choosing Enfield-based Asnuntuck over schools in his home state, besides the academics itself, is the tuition break the 31-year-old is getting — an in-state rate of $2,500 per semester instead of an out-of-state rate of $3,500, including both tuition and fees.

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