Tuition, room and board, supplies – the cost of attending college adds up quickly. In a recent survey, The College Board placed the average cost of attending a public in-state university this past academic year at a little over $18,000. The cost of attending a private college averaged nearly $41,000.
A lot of families can't afford that on their own. They rely on financial aid, from scholarships to student loans.
On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about financial aid options available to Texas students, and welcome your questions for a financial aid officer at the University of Houston and a pair of college consultants.
Also this hour: Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs...and cats, as we welcome your canine and feline questions for Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic.
And: CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower drops by to discuss a successful week for the Astros.