Remember, the sticker price is rarely the actual price
Many students don’t pay the full tuition amount once they go through the financial aid process, but these figures give you an idea of how sticker pricing differs based on the public/private, in-state/out-of-state factors.
While in-state, public schools certainly win the prize for economy in this comparison, keep in mind that — depending on the school — the price of a private school education can sometimes end up being quite competitive with in-state, public schools once all financial aid and scholarship considerations are factored in.
Once you dive into research for specific schools, you’ll be able to find out more detail, of course. You may find that tuition may differ depending on your student’s major or that certain schools have more fees than others.
Regardless, these average figures are a good place to start your research!
Be sure to check out our NitroScore calculator to see how your choice of college and major might impact your ability to pay off student loans.
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