School Cost

"School Cost" submitted by SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team and last updated on Saturday 23rd July 2011

The average cost of attending a public in-state school for one year is roughly $9,500. If you leave your home state, add about $5,000 to the total. Private schools vary widely, but you can expect the cost to be about $21,500. What's included?

Most often presented as a yearly figure, the Cost of Attendance is the total amount it will cost you to go to school. Schools are responsible for determining the annual average cost of attendance using a standard definition. The resulting figure is used to calculate your financial aid eligibility. Once you are in school, expenses will often be determined by how you control and manage your individual life style. There are many direct and indirect expenses you should consider when determining how much money it will cost to go to college.