Well, It isn't so much college as much as it is the cost of college. As you can probably tell from the side image, I hope to go to The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), for college. Since I live in Ohio it is considerably more expensive for me to go, rather than if I was in NC already. The following is from the UNCC financial aid center:
Tuition and fees - Tuition and fees at UNC Charlotte are established annually by the North Carolina General Assembly and by the University Board of Governors. For the 2004-05 academic year tuition and required fees are:
North Carolina Residents Non Residents
Undergraduate students: $3,477 $13,589
Graduate students: $3,552 $13,759
Exact tuition/fee costs for 2005-06 will be finalized by the North Carolina General Assembly in the summer of 2005. Estimated tuition/fees for the 2005-06 academic year are $3,480 for undergraduate NC residents ($3,780 for graduates) and $13,900 for non-resident undergraduates ($14,100 for graduates).
Books and supplies - Costs for books and supplies varies based on each student's major and course load. Normally, a student needs about $1,000 for these costs for the academic year.
Room and board - On-campus housing is available at UNC Charlotte for over 5,000 students. For the 2005-2006 academic year, housing rates range from $2,840 to $4,284. The cost of the full meal plan is $2,890 for the academic year. Details on housing may be obtained from the Office of Residence Life.
Other costs - In addition to the direct costs listed above, there are other expenses related to attending college. These include personal/miscellaneous expenses and transportation costs. Although the University is not directly involved with these costs, they are considered when determining financial aid eligibility.
See what I mean? Scary.