I just received my sons estimated tuition cost to attend the Citadel class of 2017. I have to say I never expected to see that number $48,500.00 times two for next year. I have a son already there he will be a senior next year. When all said and done it will have costed close to a half of a million dollars in college costs. No scholarships to be had. My younger son applied to Naval Academy, West Point with MOC nomination and MO-ROTC with no luck, I say that because he had everything that was required and more but apparently just was not enough. I am hoping that someone has some great words to help me justify this. I just don't know if a college education is worth the cost anymore.