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[report整理] SENEWS-2010-04-08

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This is the VOA Special English Education Report.

Today we answer a question from a listener in Colombia. John Anderson wants to know the costs of undergraduates and graduate study in the United States.

Well, the first thing to know is the prices are different from school to school. Private colleges and universities generally cost more than public ones.

Another thing to keep in mind is that not all students pay a school's published price. Financial aid and scholarships may reduce the cost.

Here are few numbers for this school year from the College Board organization. The average published price for undergraduates study at the 4 year public college was about 7000 dollars. That was for students from in-state, students from other states, as well as international students paid an average of more than 18 thousand dollars. This is the bad news.


International students often have to pay the highest prices. And these averages were only for tuition and feeds, food, housing and supplies can add 10-12 thousand dollars a year. The college board says the average tuition at the private college was about 26 thousand dollars.

Many students save money by studying their education at a two-year public college also known as community college. The average tuition this year was about 2500 dollars.

A few American colleges provide a free education including the military and mechenmerine academies. They accept some foreign students.

Beria College is a small crition school in Beria, Kentucky that pays all first year costs for its foreign students. But they are expected to pay 1000 dollars a year after that.

Summer jobs are provided to help meet this cost. Costs for graduates study in the United States also differ from school to school and even from program to program.

Here too, public universities charge more for out of state tuition. For example, at the University of Kentucky, out of state graduates tuition average about 18000 dollars this year. In state, was about 9000.

American students often have to take up loans to help pay for their education. President Obama recently signed inter law, a bill that changes the student loan system. We'll have more on that next week.

And international students can learn much more about studying in the United States on our website. Look for the foreign students’ series at voaspecialenglish.com. And that's the VOA Special English Education Report, written by Nancy Steinbach. I'm Steve Ember.




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