At the current institution I am attending, the tuition and financial aid is wonderful. The prices for each credit hour and books are very cheap. I gained enough scholarship money and financial aid to not need to pay a dime to the institution. All of my credits and books were paid off. I also commuted to the college so I did not need to worry about dorm living. Next year, I am transferring to a larger institution that is much more expensive. My advice would be to apply for as many scholarships as you can so everything can get paid off.