Talking to the financial aid officers at Mississippi State is probably the best way to find the answer to your question. If your son is a candidate that State is interested in, they may offer him scholarships or other aid to supplement the tuition. If the program isn't available in your state, they also may be able to give you a discount. In-state and out-of-state policies vary from college to college, so a quick call to the financial aid office will probably answer many of your questions. Best of luck!