One of the most common questions families have as they start the college application process is whether they should be looking at public or private universities. Sometimes it’s a matter of what you’re hoping to get from campus life: those students looking for school spirit, for example, might gravitate to large public universities with well-known sports teams, while those students who want more intimate class sizes might favor a smaller private college. Often, though, finances will play a role in this discussion. It’s generally assumed that public universities are more affordable than private, but what about when you’re going to a public university out of state? It turns out that that can be the costliest option of all! Learn more about the cost of public universities and how to get a discount as an out-of-state student on the College Coach Insider blog at

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