Costly cities to study!
Here are a survey (by Savills, The Telegraph) results about the top cities in the world where education costs are compared.
Following are the costliest cities in the world to study, overall:
2. New York (NY)
3. San Francisco (SFO)
Among the above, for tuition costs, Chicago is the costliest, followed by San Francisco and New York.
For Accommodation, London, New York, San Francisco and Boston are the costlier ones.
For living expenditure, NY, SFO, Boston and Chicago are the ones that burn a hole in the pockets.
Other costs while studying abroad:
while on the topic of costs, its good idea to examine what other costs students have to be prepared to meet, while they study abroad.
Fees – While many use the words ‘tuition’ and ‘fees’ interchangeably, both are different. ‘Fees’ include a lot of other costs like Laboratory usage, Library, Sports, Graduate Activities, Technology fees, Transportation, Health Insurance etc.
All the above ‘fees’ are in addition to the tuition that university charges and are common for all students – both domestic and international. While some universities may have lesser ‘fees’, some will have higher costs, depending on the location, reputation, facilities etc. Perhaps the biggest ‘fee’ cost for an international student is the ‘Health Insurance., which could be anywhere between US $ 1500 to 2,000 per year.
Books and accommodation costs are indicated as costly. But, practically, these costs could be lesser depending on where one takes up accommodation and where & how one obtains books.
Please note that in USA, tuition is always charged ‘per credit hour’ for all students. Depending on the number of credit hours a student takes up per semester, universities calculate the total and provide a ‘ball park’ figure towards tuition per year (for two semesters). This figure will not be accurate, since students may decide on taking more or less number of credits per semester. However, the ‘fees’ remain constant for all, per semester.
So, be aware of the different types of expenditure and plan accordingly. Don’t feel alarmed at the costs mentioned in the I-20. You will always be able to reduce your expenditure by saving on items like books, accommodation and even tuition (if you reduce your credit hours per semester). At Manhattan Review, we always guide you with such relevant information to make your overseas education affordable and cost-effective.
Our students have started getting F-1 (student) visas to USA for Spring intake. Because we helped them to apply early, they got admission quickly and got the visas early too. This will avoid last minute rush and non-availability of visa slots, costly air fares and last minute hassles.
Jump on Manhattan Review’s wings. We will fly you straight to your choicest university’s door-step in quick time and land you into “Land of Unlimited opportunities” very soon.
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