Almost all American institutions of higher education are not for free. You have to pay tuition and fees, which vary widely depending on location, size, specialization, and other factors. Institutions can be grouped according to public or private, two-year or four-year, but choosing the best institution for you depends on other features. Here is a general overview about the various tuition fees.
Here is a general overview about the various tuition fees.
Public two-year (community) colleges:
- Tuition and other fees: 3.570 $
Public four-year colleges
- Tuition and other fees: 25.620 $ (out-state fees)
Private non-profit-four year colleges
- Tuition and other fees: 34.740 $
Obtaining financial assistance in the US
The aid is usually provided by a U.S. college or university. Frequently it will be a combination of different types of scholarships:
- merit based scholarship (academic achievements)
- need based scholarship
- athletic scholarship