It is expensive to study at universities and colleges in the U.S. unless students get some form of scholarship and financial aid.
For international students it will be even more very expensive, since they have to pay out-of-State tuition fees.
CNN has published a listing of the 10 most expensive colleges in the U.S. and the figures listed are for undergraduate programs only, based on tuition fees.
The expenses listed don’t include living expense and other fees.
1) George Washington University
- Washington, D.C.
- Tuition 2008-2009: $40,437
- Tuition 2007-2008: $39,240
6) Carnegie Mellon University
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Tuition 2008-2009: $39,564
- Tuition 2007-2008: $37,352
10) Wesleyan University
- Middletown, Connecticut
- Tuition 2008-2009: $38,934
- Tuition 2007-2008: $37,106
I have listed 3 universities that are ranked Number 1, 6 and 10 in the order of most expensive schools and universities in the U.S.
For details on the other expensive universities, just visit the source.
Also, note how tuition fees have increased over the last year. Some colleges have fees raised by 8%, which is a huge amount.
When I started studying for my master’s degree, for first semester, I paid around $4,100 out of State fees, including tuition, health insurance and other fees.
However, during the last semester of my studies, I paid around $5,500. That’s a $1,400 increase in just 2 years.
Some students try to take cheaper student health insurance, since the health coverage benefits provided by the college will be around $500 to $600 per semester, and outside you can purchase for only $30 per month.
Some universities, though, require students to have health insurance provided by the school and it will be mandatory.