If you're planning on going to college, tuition should be one of the first questions on your mind. I picture dollar signs swimming in front of my eyes every time I look at a student loan payment envelope, so it's important that those Gen Y members who are getting ready to go to college have a heads-up on tuition costs.
This site, the named the cumbersome "Higher Education Opportunity Act Information on College Costs," offers a great and user-friendly tool that allows you to select the type of school you're considering and see a list of tuition comparisons for schools in the United States. You can choose to sort them by highest tuition, lowest tuition, and a few other criteria.
Similarly, you can search for a specific program at colleges throughout the U.S. at the National Center for Education Statistics website. This sorts colleges by program offerings and tuition costs, allowing you to get a ballpark estimate of how much you'll be spending.
The first step of budgeting is to figure out how much you spend, and college tuition is no different! Do your homework . . . before you go to school . . . if that makes sense . . .