Paying for College

Some College Costs (Mainly Textbooks)

Parents, you're probably cringing at the thought of tuition, room and board expense for your son or daughter. Well, as you might expect, there's more where that came from.

The most expensive colleges and universities in the United States cost over $60,000 per year. Others, such as smaller private colleges and state universities can be much more affordable, costing a third (or less) as much as the most expensive schools. A lot of parents focus on just the tuition and room and board charges, feeling that if they can squeeze out some financial aid and make a heroic effort to make up the difference, then all will be cool. There are other factors to consider.

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