Private Institutions will obviously cost you more. It also seems the tution for CRNA programs is increasing exponentially. My institution recently just doubled it's tuition for the anesthesia portion of the program, and many other programs have increased their tuition. I am paying about 11,500 for just my MSNA classes, and the CRNA portion, I pay about 14-15,000 buckaroos for that, so in sum, it's about 26,500. That is strictly tution, does not include licenses, fees, books, etc. That's a pretty good chunk of change, but not too bad for 2.5 years work, and it's cheaper than 1.5 years of my undergrad, so I guess I'm getting a bargain. I hope I can pass my exam when I get out, that is all I have to say. It is unfortuate that you have to pay all that money, and then it all rides on one exam, but that is just the name of the game, I guess.
Luckily, I have a hospital paying for my tuition, and they will also be giving me a stipend to live off of, so I don't have to work full time. In turn, i have to give them years at the end, to a max of 5 years. It's not a bad deal. There are lots of places who will finance your tuition, but my advice is if you can afford to pay for your tuition, then use loans, and pay it yourself. At this particular time, the amount of opportunities you will have when you graduate will be numerous, and I'm sure someone will forgive your loans for you. I know of 2-3 hospitals off hand that would. Plus many anesthesia groups will also pay your education bills off. But keep your options open if you are able.
I like the area I'm in which is why I chose to come back to it, plus I have ties to the area, so I feel obligated, but everyone has to make that decision for themself.
Happy money hunting.