What does "misc." include?

<p>I have just received the I-20 form from Virginia Tech. In the expense part there is an item called miscellaneous,and the figure is $8477. What is this? Do I need to pay this amount of money to VT besides the 20000 tuition fee and 5000 living expense?</p>

<p>It's an estimate of all the money you will need that you don't pay directly to the college. This includes travel and moving expenses, insurances, personal expenses, textbooks, the cost of a new laptop computer (mandatory for all students), etc.</p>

<p>thanks!! i've contacted VT, and they told me the same.</p>