The cost of studying in the United States

The cost of studying in the United States 13 February, 2014Leave a comment

Many people fail to achieve their dream of studying in the United States once they realise the steepĀ price of higher education in America. The United States is in the top three most expensive countries to study at university, together with Australia and the United Kingdom.

Studying at a respectable university in the US can cost between $50,000 to over $70,000 annually, not including accommodation, maintenance, and living expenses.

There are cheaper alternatives to these pricey institutions. For example, studying at a public college in the United States can cost between $20,000 and $30,000 per year.

What expenses will I have if I want to study at university in the US?

If you plan to study in the United States, take into account the following expenses:

  • The costs of university entrance exams and language tests: to study in a US college it is obligatory to pass a series of admission exams and demonstrate a proficient understanding of english.
  • Cost of a visa: To live legally in the US for more than three months, you must apply and pay for a student visa.
  • Enrollment into the university: the price of enrollment alone is a big factor in studying in a private college (between $25,000-$30,00 per year) or a public college ($18,000 on average).
  • Accommodation
  • Study materials
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses
  • Maintenance costs

Overall, studying in an american collegeĀ is a big economic commitment. Many people choose to apply for a grant that will help to support them financially. There are several types of grants to study in the United States that can help you pay enrollment, study material, accommodation or food expenses.