How Much Can Tuition Cost?
Tuition at some private universities can be as much as
Hi, I'm Michelle Wilson for About.com. Today I'm going to talk about how much college tuition can cost.There are two primary ways that colleges decide upon the price of tuition.The first way is to break it down by units or credits. For example, a college may charge three hundred dollars per unit. If a course at the college is worth three units, then it will cost nine hundred dollars in tuition to register for that course.The second way is to charge a flat rate for tuition and allow students to register for as many courses as they like within a predetermined range of units, usually between twelve and eighteen.While tuition at public colleges for in-state residents can be very inexpensive, sometimes under a thousand dollars, tuition at some private universities can be as much as forty thousand dollars per year. With such a wide range, it's important to consider your budget for tuition when looking at different colleges.I hope you learned something new about tuition. Thanks for watching. For more information, please visit About.com.