Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 4938 Crunchthe Numbers While tuition is a big part of planning for college, there are many other expenses to consider before the first day of class. Depending on your source(s) of income (parents, work, financial aid), this is where your budgeting skills will come in handy. •  Room, board and other living expenses. Even if you are living on campus and on a meal plan, there are necessities you will probably want to purchase on a regular basis. What will you need to set up your dorm room? What about personal care items, laundry detergent and other essentials? What about snacks, going out to eat or to the movies? These items can add up over the school year. • Books. Even though more and more schools are using online books, this is still a huge expense. Search for non-traditional options such as buying used or renting. Check out the SnapChat call out on page 39 for online resources. •  Technology and other school supplies. A computer, laptop or tablet is almost essential for college students to survive. Some majors may require special software. In addition, you will need the traditional school supplies – note- books, pens, pencils, paper, etc. •  Transportation. Will you have a car on campus? Will you be driving back and forth from home to class? Will you be flying home to visit for breaks? Depending on your answer, you will need to plan accordingly. Expenses Beyond Tuition