Universities in the US come under two categories namely public universities which are supported by the government and private universities which are independent. Tuition fees for international students at public schools are based on nonresident costs which are most times not as expensive as those of private universities.
It is worth pointing out that the cost of a course in a school located in the US does not really affect the quality of education. The table below will give an insight into this
|TYPE OF UNIVERSITY||TUITION FEE PAID ON THE AVERAGE ANNUALLY|
|PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (HIGH COST)||$25000|
|PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (LOW COST)||$12000|
|PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS (HIGH COST)||$35000|
|PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS (LOW COST)||$18000|
The cost of tuition varies between institutions as well as courses. Tuition fees could cost as low as $10000 a year for public universities to as much as $35000 a year for some private universities. To get more information about tuition fees, universities should be contacted.
COST OF LIVING
The estimated living expenses for a year are around $10000 and this comprises of rent and other day to day expenses. These expenses are not the same and vary for people. Basically expenses depend on the lifestyle of a person. The table below shows the major expenses
|UTILITIES||$100 every month|
|PHONE||$100 every month|
|PROVISIONS||$100 every month|
|SUNDRY||$200 every month|
|ACCOMODATION||This could cost around $400 and depends on your apartment and living condition. For example you can share an apartment with 6 people in New York or live on your own with the same amount in a state like Auburn|
From the table above we can say $10000 is a safe estimation. A lot of people can get by and live with about $700-$1000 every month. The main idea and plan of getting by and surviving is to try to share a living space with other people. For example you can share your house, room and apartment with other individuals as this will go a long way in helping you making some substantial savings on your utilities, your fixed phone bills and also on provisions you will purchase.