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Tuition, Fees & Other Costs

Tuition

Tuition is defined as the money you pay a college for academic instruction. Colleges and universities generally charge tuition by the semester, quarter or clock-hour that make up an academic year. Tuition at public colleges is typically less expensive for state residents than for out-of-state students. 

Fees and Other Costs

  • Student activity fees
  • Parking privileges
  • On-Campus housing
    • dormitory or apartment-style housing and meal plans
    • various meal plans available
  • Off-campus housing
    • on-campus meal plans may be available
  • Textbooks and supplies
    • books & printed class materials
    • extra required reading materials, reference books, and the usual office supplies
  • Indirect college expenses
    • transportation to and from school
    • clothing and personal items
    • entertainment, etc.
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