For many years college prices have been rising dramatically.Even though College prices are rising,employers still looks for some type of higher education and a high school diploma in order for you to get a job. Acording to the the College Board Average College Prices for 2008-2009

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Average College Prices 2008-09 But Did You Know That... Private four-year $25,143 (up 5.9 percent from last year) Public four-year $6,585 (up 6.4 percent from last year) * About 56 percent of students enrolled at four-year colleges or universities attend institutions that charge tuition and fees of less than $9,000 per year.
  • 38 percent of full-time students enrolled in public four-year colleges and universities attend institutions that charge tuition and fees between $3,000 and $6,000.
  • While private four-year institutions have a much wider range of tuition and fee charges, only about 9 percent of all students attend colleges with tuition and fees totaling $33,000 or higher per year.
Public two-year $2,402 (up 4.7 percent from last year) || * 32 percent of all full-time students attend public two-year colleges. || || Students will pay, on average, from $381 to $408 more than last year for this year's room and board, depending on the type of college. The average surcharge for full-time out-of-state students at public four-year institutions is $10,867. || * More than $143 billion in financial aid is available to students and their families.
  • About two-thirds of all full-time undergraduate students receive grant aid. In 2008-09, estimated aid in the form of grants and tax benefits averaged about $2,300 per student at public two-year colleges, about $3,700 at public four-year colleges, and about $10,200 per student at private four-year colleges. ||==