Let's say I don't use any financial aid or any scholarship. How much would I be paying from 1st year college until my PhD in Physics. Just give an average or if you have a PhD in Physics how much did you spend getting it. Another Question. I'm going in a community college right now because it's really cheap there. Is that a bad thing for a Physicist specifically an Astrophysicist? Should have I gone into a better college or university? It's only for two years. I will be transferring into a university after that.