Average Private College Costs Top $30,000 The non-profit College Board reports that the average annual cost of a four-year private college is now above $30,000. Sending a student off to a year at a public school now costs, on average, nearly $12,800.
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Average Private College Costs Top $30,000

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Average Private College Costs Top $30,000

Average Private College Costs Top $30,000

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

You might need to spend even more time in the office to put your kids though college. Today's last word on business comes from the non-profit College Board. It reports that for the first time the average annual cost of a four-year private college broke the $30,000 barrier. Setting off a student to a year at a public school now costs on average nearly $12,800. And that does not necessarily include music downloads, or beer, or gas money, or the money spent on that drink at 7-Eleven. If you want to earn a college degree without going broke, you can go to npr.org for some advice.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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