are much cheaper and have evening classes. All a mom has to do is swap with another mom and that pell grant would easily cover tuition. It is called being creative. No, I would never recommend the places you mention, not even for those that can afford it. Tuition is much less in many other places. I realize that it has been 7 years since I finished school, but I went to a state school and never paid more than 2 thousand a semester. The community college option was even cheaper.