Getting into a college is not an easy task. Apart from all the exams and application forms to fill, there is the fee. When the matter of college fees comes up, one generally only factors in the tuition fees. They forget the other expenses involved. In order to help you get a clear picture of the actual cost involved in going to college, here is a list of contributing factors:
Many colleges charge a premium for their application forms. Though some institutions give them out for free, there are those that charge. Hence if you are applying to such colleges, you will have to factor in the cost of each of the application forms. You will be getting into only one college but you will be applying to a few and each of those forms’ cost should be calculated.
Every college requires your SAT scores. In order to get a good score, it is a good idea to get a professional SAT tutor, who will able to guide you better than the internet. They will know which the areas to focus on are and how to tackle the questions easily. They will be able to come up with a study plan suitable for you and this can help in a great way.
These tutors don’t come for free, so one has to factor in their cost. My sat tutor was very affordable, so find one that fits your budget. At the end of the day, you are the one who is going to study and write, not them. They are there, just to guide you.
Apart from the tuition fees, there is accommodation. Whether you stay on or off campus, there is a price to pay and this also has to be factored in.
When you go to college you need to eat and your parents are not going to be there to cook for you. so factor in the cost of your meals.