But the good news is, depending on where you work, it could come a lot cheaper - if not almost free.
Chipotle recently announced it would offer free tuition for all employees who have worked at the company for 120 days or more. Workers can choose business and technology degrees from schools like the University of Arizona or Bellevue University.
Many other companies around the country provide their employees with tuition assistance.
From Starbucks to Chipotle to Fidelity Investments, here are 15 companies that help their employees get a degree.
Melina Glusac wrote a previous version of this article.
Chipotle will offer free tuition for all employees who have worked at the company for 120 days
Part-time UPS workers can get up to $25,000 to attend school.
Wells Fargo reimburses employees up to $5,000 per year for for eligible tuition expenses.
Smucker's offers reimbursement for continued college courses.
Starbucks employees working part- or full-time receive 100% tuition coverage for a bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University.
Walmart and Sam's Club workers can get 15% of their entire college tuition covered.
Verizon employees are eligible to receive up to $8,000 per year of tuition reimbursement.
Bank of America reimburses eligible employees up to $5,250 for job-related courses.
Fidelity Investments employees can get up to $10,000 in assistance per year.
Comcast employees going to school get reimbursed $5,250 annually.
Disney hourly employees can take online college courses for free.
Best Buy employees can even get graduate degrees partly reimbursed.
AT&T workers can get up to $20,000 of their undergraduate degree covered.
Oracle offers tuition reimbursement to global employees.
BP covers nearly all tuition for its full-time employees.