Studies show that the average rise in public four-year college tuition is right around the 2.9% mark for this year. What college is the most affordable?  Today on the Top 5 at 7:45, I'll highlight the top 5 most affordable colleges in America, according to Marketwatch.com.

  1. The University of Wyoming - The average tuition and fees are right around $4404 per year.
  2. The University of Alaska - The average tuition and fees are right around $5885 per year.
  3. Brigham Young University - The average tuition and fees are right around $5906 per year. If you are a member of the LDS Church, it may be cheaper.
  4. Western New Mexico University - The average tuition and fees are right around $5987 per year.
  5. Montana State University - The average tuition and fees are right around $6211 per year.

The tuition and fees above are approximate. You should contact your desired college or university before making any decisions.

The Top 5 at 7:45 airs weekdays with me, Gary Freeman and is sponsored by First Education Federal Credit Union.