The Direct Costs of College

The direct costs of college, which you’ll read more about in Chapter 2, are those that are related directly to the cost of acquiring your education. The most common include tuition, room, board, and books. Unfortunately, the term direct has nothing to do with these costs being clearly communicated. Many students and parents find that these costs are hard to get a handle on and change frequently throughout the college experience.
In anticipation of the cost confusion and angry phone calls, most universities have begun publishing a total cost of attendance for their schools that attempts to take into account all the unknown variables of attending college. Although this is very noble of them, the total cost for attendance ...

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