What School Costs
A U.S. college education is among the best in the world. To ensure that you'll have the resources to support your studies, it's important to create a sensible budget that fits your needs. Here are a few guidelines to help you budget appropriately for your education.
- While the total cost of your education can be financed through loans, supplemental funding sources, including grants and scholarships, may enable you to reduce the amount you need to borrow. Work with school financial aid offices to learn about the types of financial assistance available to you.
- When determining the total cost of your education, carefully research your costs and remember to consider study-related travel, books, computers, housing, food, and health insurance. To search school provided information for tuition, room and board, and other expenses at the schools you have selected click on the following link.Our online calculator will help you establish a realistic budget when you complete your application.
- Keep in mind that off-campus and on-campus housing costs may not be the same. Consider which arrangement meets your needs and fits your budget.
- Tuition and housing costs generally outpace the rate of inflation, so expect your total expenses to increase each year and monitor your school's tuition and housing costs.
- Depending on where you attend school, your personal expenses may range from $2000 to $6000 per year. Think about your spending habits so that you can budget accordingly.
- Admissions applications and entrance exams can be costly. Try to narrow your applications to realistic choices that fit within your budget.