How to find out what college really costs

If your family is trying to understand what college costs you may need to
cover, you’ll want to look at a college’s cost of attendance.

Cost of attendance can help you think beyond the tuition bill to living
expenses, travel to campus, and more. Cost of attendance breaks down
expenses into direct costs, like tuition, and indirect costs, like books and
travel to college.

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