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10 States that Offer the Cheapest College Cost [Video]

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With the increasing cost of higher education, more states and legislators consider the idea of free college. In fact, it was only few days ago when free tuition was approved in New York City.

More and more states are not finding ways to make college expenses more bearable and affordable for their students, because it seems like the increase just seems to be unstoppable. The yearly increase is assumed to be 5 percent every time, according to Saving for College. And this does not include yet the costs for other expenses like the room, books, board, transportation, and others.

Public colleges and universities may also be worth considering especially for those who do not want or cannot qualify for financial aids and scholarships. There are actually a number of states that offer the least expensive college education according to CNBC.

1.Wyoming

Average in-state tuition and fees: $5,060

Five-year change: 15 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $16,220

2. Florida

Average in-state tuition and fees: $6,360

Five-year change: 6 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $21,570

3. Montana

Average in-state tuition and fees: $6,410

Five-year change: 2 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $22,100

4. Utah

Average in-state tuition and fees: $6,580

Five-year change: 17 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $19,840

5. New Mexico

Average in-state tuition and fees: $6,620

Five-year change: 14 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $19,050

6. Nevada

Average in-state tuition and fees: $6,910

Five-year change: 7 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,720

7. Idaho

Average in-state tuition and fees: $7,010

Five-year change: 16 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $21,250

8. Alaska

Average in-state tuition and fees: $7,130

Five-year change: 23 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $21,800

9. North Carolina

Average in-state tuition and fees: $7,200

Five-year change: 19 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $23,750

10. Mississippi

Average in-state tuition and fees: $7,410

Five-year change: 23 percent

Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,260

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