How much does college cost?
College costs vary widely based on the type of school
you attend. Types of costs you should consider are:
- Tuition and fees
- Room and board
- Books and supplies
- Personal expenses
Below are examples of average estimated national undergraduate budgets
- Public four-year colleges: $8,655 tuition and fees; $22,261 cost of attendance
- Public two-year colleges: $3,131 tuition and fees; $15,584 cost of attendance
- Private Nonprofit four-year colleges: $29,056 tuition and fees; $43,289
cost of attendance
- Private For-Profit four-year colleges: $15,172 tuition and fees; cost
of attendance not available
Source: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.