COLLEGE EXPENSES

Determine what your educational expenses will be for the full the semester. Make your best estimate if you are unsure.

TUITION: Tuition costs can be obtained from the college. Estimation can be obtained from COLLEGE COMPASS in the Colleges and Universities Area
Enter the TOTAL for a semester.
FEES: Fees are college dependent, this list can be obtained directly from the college. Fees include Activity Fees, Parking Decal Fees, etc.
Enter the TOTAL for a semester.
BOOKS: Books for college are expensive. On the average each book for a class cost $60.00. If you aren't certain then use the $60 per book and multiply it times the number of classes. A good estimate is $500.00 per semester.
Enter the TOTAL for a semester.
SUPPLIES: Supplies can include but, are not limited to the following: Book Bags, Notebooks, Pens, Pencils, Paper, Folders, Stapler, Desk Organizing System[trays, pen holder,etc], computer paper, etc.
Enter the TOTAL for a semester.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Special Equipment can include but, is not limited to the following: Computer, Printer, Tape Recorder, Reading Lamps, Microwave, Refrigerator,etc
Enter the TOTAL for a semester.

Determine Your Additional Expenses .


There are many expenses not directly related to educational costs which you must take into consideration. Some of these expenses are unavoidable, others represent your personal lifestyle. Enter amounts for the ones which apply to you.

HOUSING: On Campus housing costs can be obtained from the university. Off Campus prices for an apartment can range from $300 per month plus, depending on the location.
Enter the TOTAL Housing Costs for a semester.
FOOD: Some colleges have meal plans and their cost depends on the school. However, also budget snacks and other items to keep in your room.
Enter the TOTAL Food for a semester.
CAR/TRANSPORTATION: If you have a car plan for Gas, Monthly Payments, Insurance, Maintenance, etc.
Enter the TOTAL Transportation for a semester.
CLOTHING: Your clothing will depend on the climate and your taste.
Enter the TOTAL Clothing for a semester.
INSURANCE: Many colleges offer insurance however, check with your parents because you may already be covered.
Enter the TOTAL Insurance for a semester.
MEDICAL Many colleges offer medical insurance however, check with your parents because you may already be covered. Don't forget about prescriptions and other medicines you require.
Enter the TOTAL Medical Insurance for a semester.
PERSONAL:
Enter the TOTAL for a semester.
ENTERTAINMENT: Plan to spend a few dollars a month for entertainment such as: Movies, Bowling, Games,etc.
Enter the TOTAL Entertainment for a semester.
MISCELLANEOUS:
Enter the TOTAL Miscellaneous Expenses for a semester.
SAVINGS: Always try to have a security blanket in the form of a savings account.
Enter the TOTAL Savings for a semester.


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