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    Hi! This is Shivani, an education expert for education in USA.I have written about education in USA ,what you all students need to know before you plan to study in USA

    Studying in America can be an expensive option, if you do not plan wisely. Explore this article to find the approximate study cost that will be incurred in USA.

    Education Cost in USA

    Maybe you want the very best education available. Maybe you want to put your career on the fast track by perfecting or learning English and working with top professionals in your field. Whatever your reasons, one thing is clear – your next step is to study abroad in the U.S.A., which will help you achieve your goals and have fun.

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    However, studying in the US is not a cheap deal. You need to be well-established in monetary terms to have your child admitted to an esteemed university. Even though the country is home to some of the most prestigious educational institutions of the world, but they require you to splurge a lot of greens from your end. But luckily, there are a number of financial aid opportunities for the most deserving and talented students, which cover a major part of the study costs. Some of these supports include government loans, need-based scholarships, achievement scholarships, and so on. Additionally, there are many other funding options from private companies and organizations. Besides the tuition fees, other expenses can also turn out to be costlier in US, depending upon your lifestyle, area of residence, and other miscellaneous costs. Let’s take a look at the different expenditures that a candidate is likely to face while studying and living in the US.

    Tuition Fees - Tuition fees vary largely in the US, depending from university to university and course to course. The amount can also fluctuate depending upon the popularity of the institution. Given here is the approximate range of annual tuition fees for different universities.



    Private Universities $15,000-30,000 per year (the amount can extend beyond $40000-50000 per year in some universities)
    Public Universities $10,000-20,000 per year
    Community Colleges $8000-12,000 per year


    Cost of Education at Harvard University

    A. Undergraduate Courses:

    Semester
    Tuition $9,575.00
    Self-Help Fee 5.00
    Endowment Fee 15.00
    Technology Fee 125.00
    Matriculation Fee1 62.50
    Health Services Fee 303.00
    Globalization Fee 100.00
    Total Cost
    $10,185.50
    Part-time Rate Per Credit Hour $799.00
    Excess Tuition Rate Per Credit Hour $560.00
    Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2007
    Tuition $9,357.50
    Part-Time Rate Per Credit Hour $780.00
    Excess Tuition Rate Per Credit Hour $550.00
    Matriculation Fee - International Students 1 $62.50
    Health Services Fee $409.00


    B. Graduate Courses:

    Semester
    Tuition $12,647.50
    Endowment Fee 15.00
    Self-Help Fee 5.00
    Technology Fee 125.00
    Matriculation Fee1 62.50
    Health Services Fee 303.00
    Total Cost
    $13,158.00
    Part-time Rate Per Credit Hour $1,405.00
    Excess Tuition Rate Per Credit Hour $1,012.00
    Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2007
    Tuition $12,360.00
    Part-Time Rate Per Credit Hour $1,373.00
    Excess Tuition Rate Per Credit Hour $990.00
    Matriculation Fee -International Students 1 $62.50
    Health Services Fee $409.00


    Cost Of Living In USA

    Your living expenses include cost of accommodation, books and study materials, food, clothing, travel, telephone, and incidental insurance. This usually ranges from $10,000-12,000 per year. The cost of clothing is generally $500 per year but can increase, if you are living in a cold place.

    Dormitories available on campus can cost about $3500-6000 on an average for a semester, depending upon whether or not meals are included. A campus apartment costs about $400 for a double bedroom with a sharing bath and a single private room will cost about $800 on a monthly basis.

    The main expenses while living in US can be split up as:

    Rent $ 400 per month
    (you can live alone with that amount in a place like Auburn or share an apartment with 6 people in NY)
    Groceries $ 100 per month
    Utilities $ 100 per month
    Phone $ 100 per month
    Sundry $ 200 per month


    Can I work while I am studying?
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    Working while study is a popular option for students in the United States. Students are allowed to do part time jobs up to 20 hours per week as a full time student. During holidays this is extended up to 40 hours per week.

    Are Scholarships available?

    International students are provided with scholarships by the universities to support their education expenses. This range from a few hundred dollars to full scholarships. Private scholarships are also available. They are the educational gifts given by various organizations or individuals, predominantly for academic merit.

    What are the advantages of studying in USA?

    USA is considered to be one of the most widely chosen study destination for international students. Apex institutions of learning, infinite study choices, international recognition, industrial training and research, flexibility, exciting campus life, global vision are the main features that make USA perfect for the international students.

    For any queries on US Education, colleges, life in USA etc etc please leave your query here...


    Last edited by shivii; 10th October 2011 at 02:15 PM.

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