I'd like to provide you with some additional information. Here are highlights from College Board Annual Trend on College Pricing and Student Aid report (10/19/2018). . .
- Average published in-state tuition and fees in the public four-year sector increased by $250 (2.5 percent), from $9,980 in 2017-18 to $10,230 in 2018-19. Average total tuition and fee and room and board charges in 2018-19 are $21,370.
- Average published in-district tuition and fees at public two-year colleges increased by $100 (2.8 percent) from $3,560 in 2017-18 to $3660 in 2018-19.
- In the public two-year and private nonprofit four-year sectors, published prices are more than twice as high in 2018-19 as they were in 1988-89. The average in-state tuition and fee price in the public four-year sector is about three times as high in inflation-adjusted dollars as it was in 1988-89.
- Overall, two-year colleges accounted for 43 percent of the public full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment in 2016. In seven states, this share was 50 percent or more.
With the cost of tuition rising continuously, I recommend that you start searching for scholarships and grants early. For starters you could check with your Counselor. Also, remember to look in all places because you never know where financial aid funds may come from (ie, church, friends, family, donations, work, etc.) . I wish you much success on your journey.
Sheila recommends the following next steps:
- Check with your Counselor for scholarships and grants information
- Check with your parents to see if their company offer scholarships to high school graduates. If they do offer, apply for them. Make sure to get the paperwork in on time and be aware of the deadline
- Review the College Board report - - https://www.higheredtoday.org/2018/10/19/college-board-releases-annual-trends-college-pricing-student-aid-reports/
- Review CNBC.com article - - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/29/how-much-college-tuition-has-increased-from-1988-to-2018.html