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6 reasons to attend your state university

As college costs escalate, many parents are wondering whether to spring for a private college education or guide their children toward state schools.

State schools are a practical choice from a financial standpoint, but choosing this path offers advantages not exclusively geared to expenses.

Families and students should "do (their) homework, research online and visit in person, if possible," says Brittany Maschal, an independent educational consultant in New York City.

Maschal says the extensive research is worth the time. "Meet with students and faculty to try to help gauge if this school, like any other, would be the best fit for you academically and otherwise," she says.

Read on to discover the many advantages of attending a public university in your home state.

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