How much does college cost?

College costs vary widely based on the type of school you attend. Types of costs you should consider are:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Equipment and room materials
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses

Below are examples of average estimated national undergraduate budgets for 2020-21

  • Public two-year in-district: $3,770 tuition and fees;
  • Public four-year in-state on-campus $10,260 tuition and fees;
  • Public four-year out-of-state on-campus: $27,020 tuition and fees;
  • Private nonprofit four-year on-campus: $37,650 tuition and fees;

Source: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges.