expensive today...and it keeps going up and up
Did you know that
families can expect to pay $112 to $1,190 more
this year for tuition than a year ago?
To give you an
idea of what college tuitions cost today look at these
Four-year private $21,235 (up 5.9 percent from
Four-year public $5,491 (up 7.1 percent from
Two-year public $2,191 (up 5.4 percent from
Keep in mind this
is the tuition expense per year. Take
those numbers and multiply them times
the number of years it takes to graduate.
Not only is the
price of college tuition going up, but so is
the cost of room and board, books, and daily
On top of that if
your teen is planning on going to an out-of-state college
she can expect to pay an average
annual surcharge of $4,160 at two-year
colleges and $7,673 at four-year colleges.
So what is the
real cost of college?
According to the
statistics from the College Board, the average
cost for tuition, fees, room, and board at
four-year public institutions for 2005-2006
was $12,127. The average annual cost at
four-year private colleges and universities
a lot of money. The good news is that
there are ways to reduce costs and save money
when your teen goes off to college.
This is where Alisa
LeSueur comes in.
Alisa is a certified
college planner who has helped families around the
United States save thousands of dollars in college
expenses. She has helped 1000s of families navigate
their way through paying for college without losing
all of their savings.
In this interview
you will learn how to qualify for the most
financial aid possible AND how find money in
the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and IRS tax