Overview: Tuition reciprocity agreements are agreements between states, colleges, communities, or countries allowing tuition discounts (or what could be viewed as tuition scholarships) to non-resident students. The restrictions of such agreements vary. States that have reciprocity agreements with other states allow students who are residents in one state to attend public colleges and universities in another state at in-state or reduced tuition rates. 4 regions of the country (New England, Southern, Midwest, and Western) offer in-state tuition rates to out-of-state students who are residents of states participating in the agreement. The District of Columbia has an agreement with a number of colleges and universities to provide in-state tuition rates to DC resident-students. Out-of-state tuition waivers may also be offered by colleges in one state to students in another state, by a particular institution to students whom they wish to recruit as part of a merit-based financial aid package, and through Articulation Agreements between community colleges and other institutions (which may be in-state, out-of-state, or in another country).