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By: Guest On: July 25, 2011 In: Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College Comments: 0

Tuition at most US colleges is expensive, and getting more so. With the prospect of a lifetime of debt a reality for many students, college price tags are an important consideration in choosing which school to attend.

To help you in your college search, here are the top 10 most expensive private four-year, not-for-profit colleges, according to US News data.

Top 10 Most Expensive Private Colleges 2018-2019

Colleges

State

Tuition & Fees

1.Columbia University

NY

$59,430

2.University of Chicago

IL

$57,006

3. Vassar College

NY

$56,960

4. Trinity College

CT

$56,910

5. Harvey Mudd College

CA

$56,550

6. Franklin and Marshall College

PA

$56,876

7. Amherst College

MA

$56,426

8. Tufts University

MA

$56,382

9. University of Southern California

CA

$56,225

10. Bucknell University

PA

$56,092

How to Utilize This Data

The tuition rates above include the total for tuition and room and board for out-of-state students. Additional student fees are not included. However, also not included is a look at the impact of available scholarships, fellowships, and other means of financial aid.

If you’re serious about attending one of the above colleges or universities, you shouldn’t be scared away by the initial sticker price. Before crossing a potential school off your list, look into all avenues of financial aid and rewards, including those offered through the school and those available from outside vendors.

You can also contact the school’s financial aid office to get a better sense of what students from different income families are actually paying each year, and how likely you are to receive a substantial financial aid packet.

Whatever college you choose to attend, be aware of the cost of tuition when applying to colleges and develop a realistic financial plan for your future to help make sure that you avoid unnecessary college debt.

Hopefully, the most expensive colleges in the US will soon find a way to reduce costs in the near future. In the meantime, all prospective college students must still seriously consider the cost of tuition when choosing a college.

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