The real costs of attending college
As difficult as it is for parents and students to identify the “real costs” of a college education, colleges are using fees to tack on even more costs. Some of these fees can be a significant add-on. Add on $100 here, $50 there, and perhaps toss in another $1,088 there! While schools may publicize no, or only, a small increase in tuition, the same schools may have a huge increase in an assortment of student fees. The USA Today article notes that Georgia’s public universities publicized a 3 percent increase in tuition, however, add in the increased fees, the real costs increased by 9 percent.