How can anyone afford to go?
My son applied to a number of colleges and this is what it'll cost us for tuition, fees, books, room/board, and expenses.
Marquette University (private) @ $45,000/year.
Lewis University (private) @ $38,000/year
State university @ $28,000/year
We don't qualify for any need based grants/scholorships 'coz we have too many assets and my son will get @$10k in merit based scholorships at the private universities so it's almost the same cost for all the colleges we're looking at.
Regardless of which college he chooses, he'll still be debt free when he graduates thanks to a little pre-planning and saving.