College Costs 2007-08
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|Private four-year $23,712 (up 6.3 percent from last year)
Public four-year $6,185 (up 6.6 percent from last year)
- About 56 percent of students enrolled at four-year
colleges or universities attend institutions that
charge tuition and fees of less than $9,000 per year.
- 43 percent of full-time students enrolled in public
four-year colleges and universities attend institutions that
charge tuition and fees between $3,000 and $6,000.
- While private four-year institutions have a much wider
range of tuition and fee charges, only about 6 percent of
all students attend colleges with tuition and fees totaling
$33,000 or higher per year.
|Public two-year $2,361 (up 4.2 percent
from last year)
- 22 percent of all full-time students attend public
- For full-time dependent students at public two-year
colleges, net tuition and fees are no more than 2% of the
|Students will pay, on average, from $371 to $406 more than
last year for this year's room and board, depending on the type
The average surcharge for full-time out-of-state students at
public four-year institutions is $10,455.
- More than $130 billion in financial aid is available to
students and their families.
- About two-thirds of all full-time undergraduate students
receive grant aid. In 2007-08, estimated aid in the form of
grants and tax benefits averaged about $2,040 per student at
public two-year colleges, about $3,600 at public four-year
colleges, and about $9,300 per student at private four-year
This information comes from the College Board website.