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Why do some schools not show their tuition and fees?

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Sometimes, the school you're looking at on IOLAS shows NA (not available) instead of its tuition costs and fees. Why?

There may be a good reason for this. For example, community colleges don't have graduate students, so the graduate tution and fees for a community college will always appear as NA.

But sometimes the reason may not be so simple. Sometimes a school may be attempting to conceal the fact that you can enroll in courses that are just as good ... in schools that cost much less.

For example, if you're looking for a certificate or associate's degree in a blue-collar area, you'll usually pay far less at a community college than at a trade school whose tuition and fees appear as "NA."

Similarly, if you want to get a bachelor's degree on-line, a state university may offer it at a fraction of the cost of a private college or university.

When it comes to your post-secondary training or education, you may not always get what you pay for ... particularly when what you'll pay is shown as "NA" ....

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