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New study ranks Tucson 4th cheapest for students

Posted at 3:30 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 00:35:11-04

A new study ranks Tucson as one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. for college students. 

Student Loan Hero compared the price of room and board at top colleges, to the expense of living off campus. 

They learned that the University of Arizona's yearly room and board costs reach $12,550.

Living off-campus in a one bedroom apartment could save those students about half of that money per year. 

The cheapest cities for college students also include: 

  • Springfield Missouri
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Oklahoma City

The full analysis and an interactive map of the top 20 cheapest college towns is at