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 or software.
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.
Latest College & Financial Aid News
September 28, 2016
by Susan DutcaWithin 48 hours, two incidents involving racially-charged photos surfaced at the University of North Dakota. The pictures were posted to Snapchat with the captions "Black Lives Matter" and "Locked the black b—h out." UND President Mark Kennedy is "appalled" at the events and stated that there is "much work to do at the University of North Dakota." The first picture showed three white students [...]
September 20, 2016
by Susan DutcaEmotional support animals are able to attend select colleges with their owners, as schools are re-evaluating their campus policies when it comes to accommodating students with mental-health issues. Higher education institutions are also debating whether suicide-prone students should be given campus leave, in order to recover. Administrators are fighting to make decisions in the best interest of [...]
September 13, 2016
by Susan DutcaVandals allegedly trashed the 2,997 American flags planted across Occidental College's campus as a 9/11 Memorial by the college's Republican Club. The broken and trashed flags were replaced by fliers that read, "RIP the 1,455,590 innocent Iraqis who died during the U.S. invasion for something they didn't do." The memorial, which was approved by, and registered with the college, was quickly [...]