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updated 7/11/2013 10:16:58 AM ET 2013-07-11T14:16:58

Sending your child to college in the fall? Get ready for some sticker shock. The Education Department is out with its list of the most expensive schools, or those with the highest tuition and required fees.

Sending your child to college in the fall? Get ready for some sticker shock. The Education Department is out with its list of the most expensive schools, or those with the highest tuition and required fees.

The top three private colleges are all in New York state:

  1. Columbia University – $45,290
  2. Sarah Lawrence College – $45,212
  3. Vassar College – $44,705

Here are the top three public colleges:

  1. University Of Pittsburgh – $16,132
  2. Pennsylvania State University – $15,984
  3. University of New Hampshire – $15,250

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