For students considering highly selective colleges with large price tags because they want the academic rigor, an Honors Program at an in-state college or university can provide a cost-effective alternative. Honors programs often provide a school within a school and offer smaller, more challenging classes. These programs are something to consider for students who are hoping to control costs but still experience a high quality, smaller program.
Fairview's website offers more information about honors programs here. Information about Honors Programs can usually be found on a college's Admissions webpage.