Top 10 Private Colleges That Won't Bust Your Budget

Thomas Aquinas CollegeYou don't have to pay a fortune -- or rely on financial aid -- to attend a top-quality private college or university.

These 10 private schools have the lowest sticker price among Kiplinger's 100 best values in private universities and liberal-arts colleges -- as much as $20,000 below the $37,000 average for private institutions.

Click through the gallery below to see the top 10 most-affordable private colleges. To see the full list of 200 schools, check out Kiplinger's special report on the best private college values.

By Marc A. Wojno, Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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My son went to McGill in Canada-a superior name and education, and received an internationally recognized degree
in political science. The costs were half those of lesser rated US school. he also learnt to speak fluent French. My Daughter received a full scholarship to University of Alberta in Edmonton whose fee scale is less than half that of a corresponding US school.University of Alberta has a superb medical school, is an R1 university and health insurance costs are 40 per month. The school in general rates just below McGill and is highly respected.
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