It's no surprise to parents, but the cost of a college education continues to rise.
The College Board issued a report Thursday showing the average in-state student paid $9,139 in 2013-2014. That's up 17 percent in the past five years, according to the report.
In-state students in Kansas and Missouri fare a little better.
The average cost in Kansas is $8,086. That's up 16 percent in the past five years.
In Missouri, in-state students paid $8,383 last year. But that's an increase of only five percent in the last five years.