HONOLULU (KHON2) — National College Decision Day is just around the corner. The deadline for many high school seniors to make their final choice is May 1. A lot of factors play into making such an important decision, but for many families, what it comes down to is cost.

College Consensus, a college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, recently came out with its rankings of this year’s 100 Most Affordable Colleges & Universities.

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“On average, college costs American undergraduate students $35,331 per year,” said College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder. “Not only is this number egregious, the vast majority of students don’t have this kind of money on hand — and hesitate to take out massive loans to cover the cost.”

Here are the Top 10 Most Affordable Colleges for 2022:

  1. United States Merchant Marine Academy
  2. Brigham Young University-Idaho
  3. Aspen University
  4. Columbia Southern University
  5. Brigham Young University-Hawaii
  6. Brigham Young University
  7. Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate Studies
  8. Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
  9. United States University
  10. Huntington University of Health Sciences

Out of 100 on the list, three schools in Hawaii made the cut.

#5 Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Laie

  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $5,890
  • In-state tuition and fees: $5,890
  • Average undergraduate students aid: $8,272

To see more numbers, click here.

#43 University of Phoenix-Hawaii, Kapolei

  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $9,552
  • In-state tuition and fees: $9,552
  • Average undergraduate students aid: $3,009

To see more numbers, click here.

#80 Pacific Rim Christian University, Honolulu

  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $11,900
  • In-state tuition and fees: $11,900
  • Average undergraduate students aid: $2,630

To see more numbers, click here.

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The list ranking 100 colleges and universities is ordered from lowest to highest out-of-state tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students, according to the most recent National Center for Education Statistics data. To see the full list, click here.