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The Kids' College Almanac , 4th Edition by Barbara C. Greenfield, Robert A. Weinstein

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How Much Does College Cost?

College can cost a lot. But exactly how much depends on many factors.

You might wonder whether college is worth the money. The answer is yes! The most important reason is that college is an investment in yourself. Many careers will not be available to you or will be harder to enter without a college education. If your future salary matters to you, people with college degrees generally earn much more than those without them. And remember, learning is important and enjoyable for its own sake!

In this chapter we look at the different types of college costs. We’ll also look at some examples so that you can better understand these costs.

College Costs

The total cost of college can vary a lot. Private (or independent) ...

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