Cooper Union Stops Full Grants for Undergraduate Students.

Cooper Union known as Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, One of the last free college, decides to charge undergraduate tuition. The Cooper Union previously granted each admitted student a full-tuition scholarship. However, due to financial concerns, that policy has been eliminated at April 23, 2013.

Student Loan Chart By School Level

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Student loan helps students who want to get financial aid to attend colleges but did not have chance to get grants or scholarships. Last year almost 2 Million students were helped by the student loans both public and private schools.

We analyze the student loan data and compare it by college level - 4 years, 2 -4 years, and less than 2 years college.Last year 774,910 students helped by student loan and average loan amount per student $ 6,006.

Here, we provide 3 type of charts - number of received, total amount and average amount of student loan by school type. Each chart shows all students loan, federal students loan, and private student loan. If want to see the student loan data by state, see state data - all students loan, federal student loan, and private student loan.

Student Loan Comparison Between Public and Private Colleges


Student loan helps students who want to get financial aid to attend colleges but did not have chance to get grants or scholarships. Last year almost 2 Million students were helped by the student loans both public and private schools.

Average Amount of Private Student Loan By State


Students who cannot get grants/scholarships or even federal student loan may seek private student loan to keep their life in campus. Usually, its interest rates are high relative to the federal student loan. In addition, it needs careful consideration for the loan provider. Besides the concerns, it may give a opportunity to build your future.

Here, we analyze and calculate average amount of private student loan per student who gets the private students loan by state.

Average Amount of Federal Student Loan By State


Students and their parents are motivated by the students loans since budget of grants or scholarships is not enough to cover all students who want financial help for their campus life. Among many sources of the loan, the federal student loan is preferred by most students because its reliability and low interest rates.

Here, we analyze and calculate average amount of federal student loan per student who gets the federal students loan by state.

Average Amount of Received Student Loan by State


Students and their parents are motivated by the students loans since budget of grants or scholarships is not enough to cover all students who want financial help for their campus life. Student loan may be not good way for your future, but, on the other side, it gives an opportunity to you for your future.

Here, we analyze and calculate average amount of student loan per student who gets any students loan by state.

Average Financial Aid Amounts for Colleges by State

Financial Aid such as scholarships, grants and student loans helps students and their parents to join colleges that they desire. Especially, as economy is down, the financial aid plays more important role for both college and students. Most colleges in US has own financial aid method and State or Government also have it. It may be not a good way but the student loan helps students to design their dream.

Here, we analyze and calculate average amount of financial aid by State. The average amount means estimated amount that a student gets from any kind of financial aid The financial aid includes scholarships form any source, federal, pell, local, or institutional grants, and students loans. Last year, the average amount of financial aid for all colleges (all states) was $ 8,793.

Average In Sate Tuition Rates By State

We analyze and compare average college tuition by state. As you know, there 2 or 3 types of college tuition rates:in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. While private schools apply same tuition rates for in-state students and out-of-state students, most public schools keep lower tuition rates for in-state students that out-of-state tuition rates.

Here, we show average in-state college tuition by state. For in-state tuition, we analyze only tuition of public schools because private schools have same tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students and the tuition rates of private schools is high relative to the public school. We note that average in-state tuition for all states is $4,172 last year. If you want see detail information of particular state, follow link on the State name.

Average Out of State Tuition Rates by State

We analyze and compare average college tuition by state. As you know, there 2 or 3 types of college tuition rates:in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. While private schools apply same tuition rates for in-state students and out-of-state students, most public schools keep lower tuition rates for in-state students that out-of-state tuition rates.

Here, we show average out-of-state college tuition by State. To do this, we analyze and calculate tuition costs for both public and private schools. We note that average out-of-state college tuition for all states is $13,234. If you want see detail information of particular state, follow link on the State name.

Average College Tuition By State

We analyze and compare average college tuition by state. As you know, there 2 or 3 types of college tuition rates:in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. While private schools apply same tuition rates for in-state students and out-of-state students, most public schools keep lower tuition rates for in-state students that out-of-state tuition rates.

 Here, we show average college tuition (both in-state and out-of-state) by State. For in-state tuition, we analyze tuition of public schools because private schools have same tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students and the tuition rates of private schools is high relative to the public school. For out-of-state tuition, we analyze and calculate tuition costs for both public and private schools.

 We note that average college tuition for all states is $4,172 for in-state tuition and $13,234 for out-of-state tuition. If you want see detail information of particular state, follow link on the State name.

Most Expensive College Room & Board Costs


Since Room & Board cost is unavoidable expenses in campus life, the costs is included total expenses for estimating tuition costs. It depends on housing and meal plans you choose. For example, on campus housing and campus meal plans may save some your money or you can choose on campus meal plans living off campus. Of course, if you are stay with your parent or relatives, you can save big money for the room & board.

Here, we analyze and list 30 schools which have expensive room & board costs last year. We note that average room & board charge last year around 8,000. You can see detail cost information of each school by following link on each school name.

Arkansas State University Campuses Tuition and Living Costs

ASU Tuition and Living Cost Comparison
Arkansas State University, known as ASU, ASTATE or stAte, is a 2-4 years public school. ASU offers certificate program, associate degree and BS degree. ASU also has graduate school which offer MS, doctorate degree and post-BS and post-MS certificate.

ASU has 4 campuses throughout the Arkansas State. The population of the school is over 22,00 last year. It's second largest within the State.

Here, we compare and analyze tuition and living cost of the ASU. If you want all statistics including admission, enrollment and other 7 factors, check out the ASU statistics and comparison.

Pennsylvania State University 24 Campuses Tuition Comparison

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State, PSU) is a recognized schools in not only Pennsylvania but also all states over the country and world. Penn State is 4-years and public school highest degree varies by campus. It has 24 campuses throughout the PA. Since Penn State is a public school, it supports in-sate and out-of-state tuition.

General Information
Table. Pennsylvania State University 24 Campuses Overview
Campus NameHighest DegreeStudent PopulationAcceptance RatioGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
College of MedicineHershey, PA Doctor's degree896 - - -
Dickinson LawCarlisle, PA Doctor's degree184 - - -
Main CampusUniversity Park, PA Doctor's degree47,789 51% 86% 16:1
Penn State AbingtonAbington, PA Bachelor's degree3,951 82% 47% 18:1
Penn State AltoonaAltoona, PA Bachelor's degree3,491 89% 67% 16:1
Penn State BeaverMonaca, PA Bachelor's degree726 82% 47% 16:1
Penn State BerksReading, PA Bachelor's degree2,888 85% 56% 17:1
Penn State BrandywineMedia, PA Bachelor's degree1,379 83% 43% 15:1
Penn State DuBoisDuBois, PA Bachelor's degree608 85% 43% 11:1
Penn State Erie-Behrend CollegeErie, PA Master's degree4,566 87% 63% 15:1
Penn State Fayette- EberlyLemont Furnace, PA Bachelor's degree643 81% 45% 12:1
Penn State Great ValleyMalvern, PA Master's degree426 - - -
Penn State Greater AlleghenyMcKeesport, PA Master's degree550 79% 39% 11:1
Penn State HarrisburgMiddletown, PA Doctor's degree5,046 85% 63% 15:1
Penn State HazletonHazleton, PA Bachelor's degree863 84% 51% 13:1
Penn State Lehigh ValleyCenter Valley, PA Bachelor's degree877 86% 57% 14:1
Penn State Mont AltoMont Alto, PA Bachelor's degree903 79% 51% 11:1
Penn State New KensingtonNew Kensington, PA Master's degree686 79% 49% 12:1
Penn State SchuylkillSchuylkill Haven, PA Bachelor's degree759 73% 39% 13:1
Penn State ShenangoSharon, PA Bachelor's degree462 68% 32% 11:1
Penn State Wilkes-BarreLehman, PA Bachelor's degree487 88% 46% 13:1
Penn State Worthington ScrantonDunmore, PA Bachelor's degree1,019 81% 39% 14:1
Penn State YorkYork, PA Master's degree1,066 86% 50% 15:1
World CampusUniversity Park, PA Doctor's degree13,411 61% 25% 12:1

Pennsylvania State University 24 Campuses 2017 Tuition Comparison

Next table and chart illustrate the college costs including tuition & fees, books & supplies, and living costs of Pennsylvania State University 24 Campuses. The cost data officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education.
Undergraduate Graduate
The 2017 average undergraduate tuition & fees of is $14,209 for state residents and $21,522 for other students. The living costs are $16,018 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities and $15,943 when living off campus in average. In this year, Main Campus campus has the highest tuition and living costs of $50,240 based on out-of-state tuition & fees and on-campus living costs.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition and Other Costs Comparison Between Pennsylvania State University 24 Campuses
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
College of Medicine College of Medicine Campus does not offer undergraduate programs.
Dickinson Law Dickinson Law Campus does not offer undergraduate programs.
Main Campus $17,900$32,382$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Abington $14,172$21,742$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Altoona $14,828$22,834$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Beaver $13,678$20,558$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Berks $14,828$22,834$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Brandywine $14,134$21,568$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State DuBois $13,616$20,496$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Erie-Behrend College $14,828$22,834$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Fayette- Eberly $13,616$20,496$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Great Valley Penn State Great Valley Campus does not offer undergraduate programs.
Penn State Greater Allegheny $13,666$20,546$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Harrisburg $14,828$22,834$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Hazleton $14,072$21,506$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Lehigh Valley $14,134$21,568$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Mont Alto $13,678$20,558$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State New Kensington $13,616$20,496$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Schuylkill $14,072$21,506$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Shenango $13,296$20,042$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Wilkes-Barre $13,540$20,420$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Worthington Scranton $14,072$21,506$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State York $14,134$21,568$1,840 -$16,018
World Campus $13,678$13,678$1,840 -$14,452
Average$14,209$21,522$1,840$16,018$15,943
The 2017 average graduate tuition & fees of is $21,570 for state residents and $27,861 for other students. The living costs are $16,018 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities and $15,943 when living off campus in average.
Table. Graduate Tuition and Other Costs Comparison Between Pennsylvania State University 24 Campuses
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
College of Medicine $21,862$36,218- --
Dickinson Law $46,854$46,854- --
Main Campus $20,912$35,214$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Abington $20,772$26,538$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Altoona Penn State Altoona Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Penn State Beaver Penn State Beaver Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Penn State Berks $20,772$27,064$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Brandywine $20,672$26,324$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State DuBois Penn State DuBois Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Penn State Erie-Behrend College $20,772$27,064$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Fayette- Eberly Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Penn State Great Valley $23,532$37,896- --
Penn State Greater Allegheny $19,764$25,070$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Harrisburg $20,772$27,064$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Hazleton $20,610$26,262$1,840 $16,018$16,018
Penn State Lehigh Valley $20,672$26,324$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Mont Alto Penn State Mont Alto Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Penn State New Kensington $19,714$25,020$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Schuylkill Penn State Schuylkill Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Penn State Shenango Penn State Shenango Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre $19,638$24,944$1,840 -$16,018
Penn State Worthington Scranton Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus does not offer graduate programs.
Penn State York $20,672$26,324$1,840 -$16,018
World Campus $20,216$20,216$1,840 -$14,452
Average$21,570$27,861$1,840$16,018$15,943

How to Exclude Scholarship Scams From Your Future List

Since scholarship is a great chance to save money when joining colleges and universities, students and their parents are motivated to search the scholarship offers. In Fact, search engines give you lots of scholarship programs and scholarship information sites. The more the merrier?

 Unfortunately, bad things are hidden. Scholarship Scam. Instead saving money, it takes your time, money, and more. Here are some hints and check points to avoid the scholarship scams.

Final Four 2013 College Tuition Comparision

We have finally final four for 2013 March Madness - University of Louisville, Syracuse University, University of Michigan and Wichita Sate University. 3 public schools and 1 private schools (Syracuse).
Here, we compare those final four schools mainly focused on Tuition and other Expenses. Full comparison including admission, financing, and other 7 factors can be seen at  2013 final four comparison.