College Cost Worksheet
Tuition costs will vary greatly from college to college and may range from $4000
to $15,000 a year.
Room & Board
Room & Board may range from $3000 to $10,000 a year.
Generally the cost of books is influenced heavily by the field of study you are
entering. An average student can plan to spend between $300 and $900 a year.
Miscellaneous Supplies & Fees
Basic supplies are going to be necessary such as pens, notebooks, bookbags, lab
safety equipment, which probably won't amount to more than $500 a year. Optional
items can significantly increase expenses such as computers, scientific calculators
Cost of Living Expenses
Consider how much you will spend on extra-curricular activities, eating out or supplies
for your dormitory/apartment.
You will most likely incur some travel expenses including airfare, train tickets,
auto insurance, and auto maintenance, associated with going to college.
Enter your estimates for these items below. An inflation rate of 4% a year will
be used to calculate the costs for your subsequent years.
(Supply a value for all of the items on the left and a four year estimated cost
will be displayed here.)