Where do you want to go to college? How much will it cost? Getting an early handle on these questions will help you figure out how much you’ll need to save, earn or borrow to achieve your college goals.
This table gives you an idea of how much it costs to attend one year at a four-year college. In addition, you’ll also have to budget for books, miscellaneous expenses and travel. Good information: going to an in-state college costs less, since you are paying resident tuition and usually do not have to travel as far.
|Tuition and Fees||Room and Board||Total|
|Alaska, four-year public||$4,721||$8,622||$13,343|
|Arizona, four year public||$22,319||$11,436||$33,755|
|California, four year private||$42,818||$12,078||$54,896|
|Colorado, four year public||$23,096||$9,084||$32,180|
|Idaho, four year public||$18,376||$7,304||$25,680|
|Montana, four year public||$19,612||$7,500||$27,112|
|Washington, four year public||$18,597||$9,000||$27,597|
|Tuition and fees are averages. Out-of-state averages are based on non-resident prices.|