Believe me, there are more expensive options – Johns Hopkins is not far and the University of Maryland is 9 thousand for the year.
My kids are 6 and 7. They each have a college fund set up by their grandfather. One has about 14 thousand in it and the other has about 9 thousand. They have time for it to grow, but it is not going to be able to completely fund their college years unless we are super careful. Even then, I don’t know.