The Chronicle of Higher Education releases its list of the "$50,000 club" - the colleges and universities that cost more than $50,000 a year to attend.  This year it includes a public university, UC Berkeley.

Also on the list?  A number of schools our bloggers attend or have attended: NYU (Terence), George Washington (Chris), USC (Tara), St. John's College (Nick and Nareg) and American (Alex).

If you need a counterbalance, here are two lists of schools that are completely or nearly free (Wall Street Journal and Christian Science Monitor), and take a look at some of the tips we've collected for affording expensive schools.