3 Every college today has a net price calculator on its website. This tool makes it possible for students to get an estimate of what it costs to attend a particular college. Average Yearly Cost of Attendance for 2017-18 Below are the average published COA “sticker prices.” It’s important to note that financial aid and/or discounts from institutions will often lower these costs considerably. *Students who attend a public college in a different state typically must pay the higher out-of-state tuition. For example, it costs a native Texan much more to attend a public college in Ohio than it costs a native Ohioan. Public Four-Year Colleges (in-state)* Tuition and Fees ..................................... $10,000 Room and Board ..................................... $10,800 Books and Supplies................................... $1,200 Transportation & Other Expenses..............$3,300 Total ........................................................ $25,300 Private Four-Year Colleges Tuition and Fees ...................................$34,750 Room and Board ..................................$12,200 Books and Supplies.................................$1,200 Transportation & Other Expenses...........$2,750 Total .................................................... $50,900 Public Two-Year Colleges Tuition and Fees ...................................... $3,600 Living Expenses ....................................... $8,400 Books and Supplies ................................. $1,400 Transportation & Other Expenses ............ $4,200 Total ..................................................... $17,600