The key to
college success is good planning. You need to plan your studies,
extracurricular activities and, most importantly, your finances.
you're planning on attending a nearby college or one located at a distance
from home, you will be incurring many expenses. Many students forget to
budget for all of the costs involved. We hope this section will assist you
in properly budgeting for your college expenses.
college expenses include: tuition, incidental fees, books and supplies,
and other program-specific costs. If you choose to attend college away
from home you can also expect many living expenses, including
accommodation, food, transportation and other costs. Many of these
expenses will depend on your lifestyle and whether you choose to live in
residence or to rent an apartment alone or with a fellow student.
costs, such as accommodation, may vary from one community to the next, we
encourage you to contact the housing office at the colleges you are
considering attending. Housing office staff can help you determine local
living expenses to allow for proper budgeting.
that this budgeting summary represents costs of attending one academic
year of college or the equivalent of approximately eight months living
away from home. If you plan to live at home, you can expect to save much
of the living expenses, excluding spending money and costs for commuting.
Accommodations (residence or apartment) = $3,600.00
Transportation = 600.00
Miscellaneous = 400.00
(B) = $7,450.00
Additional expenses may include co-op fees (approximately $300) and
medical/dental expenses (estimated at $150).
above costs vary depending on many factors such as college location,
program of study, lifestyle, as well as type of accommodation chosen, we
believe that typical expenses for students living away from home range
from $8,000 to $10,000 for most individuals in most programs.
fees listed above represent those programs which are funded through the
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. These may vary slightly
from college to college.