What Does College Actually Cost?

College Costs

How much college really costs, and how to make the right choice for your budget

Learn about what factors influence the cost of college and how they are broken down. See how your college decision might affect the annual costs.

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Ten Ways to Reduce Tuition Costs

These tips can help you reduce tuition costs. After maximizing free financial aid, learn how you can keep college tuition costs in check.

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Does it Pay to Stay in State?

It is a common belief that out-of-state tuition can be more expensive than in-state tuition. Check out which states offer affordable costs to attend state schools.

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