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we're here with Sean Logan director of College counseling at Phillips Academy Sean can you tell us a little bit more about the difference between public and private schools sure private schools tend to be highly owned public schools or generally state-run the number of students in general they vary quite a bit but you know most public institutions tend to be larger whereas private schools can be large schools as well but also might be much smaller institutions as well and that sort of correlates a little bit to class size so at private institutions one of the strengths of them tend to be that they keep their class sizes smaller not all but a lot we'll have say a class size of say 18 students in a class whereas public institutions may have larger class sizes more lecture style classes than say discussion style classes with those institutions though you know even you know one of the real strengths of public schools are they tend to be more affordable their overall price tag is less but with private schools a lot of them are pretty well funded and so if you are a low income student looking at this and you see a price tag of $60,000 for an education one of the things you want to make sure you look at closely though is what kind of financial aid do they have because there are lots of private schools that do a very good job of financial aid and make may cost the same amount as a public school I've actually been a situation several situations over my career where the private school was much less expensive than a public school so you know there are different different factors to look at as you as you compare both schools great thank you so much done