Penn State is the most expensive public college in the nation..

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Penn State is the most expensive public college in the nation..
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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 2:54pm
Lucky me because I live in PA. Actually I already suspected that and that is part of why ds is going to CO for school - there isn't much difference in the price. I kept listening to the media coverage of the tuition increases in California and thinking "big deal, we are already paying more than that.". Ds may be going out of state, but I have a daughter who likely will stay in-state.

Robin

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Registered: 10-25-2006

Wow, more than $14,000 at Penn State, that IS high when the nat'l average is $6,400:

http://collegecost.ed.gov/catc/Default.aspx#

We paid about $10,000-$11,000 in tuition and fees per year for DS21 at MSU.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

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Those costs are about on par with Penn State, at least how much Penn State cost last year. This year the new Governor cut lots of money from education and the college tuition rates are expected to go up even more than in previous years. I am sure that other States are facing the same kinds of education cuts so I am sure they will go up as well.

Tuition insurance is a really good idea. Where did you hear about that and does it cover expenses as well - like room and board? I never would have thought of it in the past, but nowadays tuition is very expensive.

Robin
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I looked at the list & UMass, from

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When I looked more closely at the brochure, it said they refund on a term basis.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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I live in Morgantown,WV which is home to WV biggest Public

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I agree that it is a bargain compared to private school, but I would like to see higher education more accessible to lower income students.
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I checked it out and 6 kids from my son's graduating class are going to WVU.
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The low income students generally get financial aid.

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http://admissions.illinois.edu/cost/tuition_freshman.html

The very lowest tuition at U of Illinois is $2 lower than what they listed for Penn State, but the higher end (for instate, it depends on your major) is almost $5,000 more. Our INSTATE total costs range from $28-33,000! That is brutal. Dd18 is going to Indiana University, where instate rates are $16-18,000 total cost. Plus, they give automatic scholarships - she gets $13,000 a year, bringing her tuition for out-of-state inline with U of Illinois prices for instate. Illinois gives basically no merit aid. But, I guess it could be worse - her first choice was University of Chicago - their listed total cost is $53, but they estimate $56K with everything (it was #6 on the most expensive list overall). We told her we were happy to have her go, but we'd contribute state school prices, and she'd end up with 100K in loans for the four years.

I find it absolutely insane how much it costs. There ARE other schools in Illinois, but honestly, the other state schools (the "directionals"-Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western) aren't nearly as good academically.

UGH... to think she's only #2 out of 4 kids...

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U of Chicago and Washington ST Louis was high 10years ago

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