Cost of living
Prepare your budget well before you embark on your educational journey.
After all, you don't want to starve during the last year of school.
|1: Goals | 2: Select Schools | 3: Forms |
4: Exams | 5: Financial Aid
We are trying to give you a general idea of how much it will cost you to
study and live in America for a year. Please note that depending on the
area you live, your lifestyle, and many other factors, your total spending
may vary from our estimates.
Other Possible Expenses
- Application fees: $50 - $75 per school.
- Academic entrance examinations (e.g., SAT, TOEFL): $100 - $200 per exam. Most students will
have to take at least two tests.
- Tuition and fees: $5,000 - $30,000 per academic year (9 months).
- Books and study materials: $500 - $1,000 per academic year.
- On-campus room and board: $3,000 - $7,500 per academic year.
- Off-campus room and board: $3,000 - $9,000 per academic year.
- Meal (for off-campus students): $2,500 - $3,000 per academic year.
- Clothing: $500 or more.
- Health insurance
: $400 - $600 a year for a person and $2,500 - $3,500 for a family.
- Personal expenses: about $2,000 a year.
- Family member: approx. $5,000 per additional member.
- Auto: approx. $4,000 - $5,000 a year.
- Summer vacation: any where between $30 - $75 a day.
1: Goals |
1. Princeton Univ.|
2. Harvard Univ.
3. Yale Univ.
6. Stanford Univ.
7. Univ. of Penn
8. Duke Univ.
9. Dartmouth College
10. Columbia Univ.