Transportation and Personal Expenses?

<p>I've never really thought abotu these two until now. How in the world can they be added to your cost of attendance?</p>

<p>I can kinda understand if your campus have carts or buses you can ride. My college offers neither. But personal expenses? They aren't paying for my dorm stuff.</p>

<p>That isn't actually the amount that you will pay the university (because personal expenses could be to businesses and such not with the university). Cost of Attendance just means how much you're typically going to spend per college year (9-months).</p>

<p>Transportation, universities typically list what that means - whether it's the amount to get too campus, whether it's the average parking spot cost, etc. The universities I have looked at say it's the cost to get to the university. I know I will save a bit there because I live close to where I want to go.</p>

<p>Personal Expenses, that's like groceries, eating at places off your meal plan, entertainment, personal hygiene expenses, clothing, etc. You won't be paying this cost to the university, it's just the average cost that students spend in addition to tuition, fees, books, housing, etc. Of course that changes depending on what you like to do. You should just use that number as an average.</p>

<p>It is beneficial that they add that to the COA, because if you have to take out loans for literally all of your expenses, as I do, that allows you to do it.</p>

<p>It's also good if you get grants and scholarships because then you're basically getting paid to live. Life's good.</p>

<p>LOL ur understandingit wrong, those are estimated costfor you not due to re university</p>