Getting ready to embark on this adventure with the eldest of the young Turks. I suspect I am being naive, but I am going to try the approach that the "real" tuition price is whatever the FAFSA says it is. Anything below that probably doesn't exist. Anything above that is monopoly money that will (hopefully) come out of someone else's pocket. Even better, it could just move from one bucket to another in the school's accounting office, and never change hands.
"Quality is not an option!"