Best College Values: America's Top National Universities

Imagine sending your son or daughter to a school with a four-year sticker price approaching $250,000 -- not exactly what you'd call one of the best college values. You want to help pay for some of the costs, but aren't particularly wealthy. You bite the bullet and tell your child, "Yes, you can go there."

But once you start diving into all of the financial aid available, the picture changes drastically. Your student ends up graduating in four years, with more than $5,000 in debt.

Sound too good to be true? Fool contributor Brian Stoffel shows how there's more to college costs than meets the eye -- in a good way. Take a look to see how some of the nation's top universities are sending their students out into the world with relatively low amounts of debt and which schools are doing the best job.

Behind on your college savings?
If you've let time slip away from you in saving for your child's college tuition, there's still hope.  David Gardner, founder of the No. 1 growth stock newsletter in the world, has developed a unique strategy for uncovering 
truly wealth-changing stock picks. And he wants to share it, along with a few of his favorite growth stock superstars, WITH YOU! It's a special 100% FREE report called "6 Picks for Ultimate Growth." So stop settling for index-hugging gains... and click HERE for instant access to a whole new game plan of stock picks to help power your portfolio.

The article Best College Values: America's Top National Universities originally appeared on

Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story