Hidden Costs of Going to College

Unexpected expenses and fees can make life on campus costlier than you think.

Certain college costs, from tuition and books to room and board, are hardly a surprise. But for many students, the college experience also includes expenses that are easily overlooked. We’ve uncovered several hidden costs of going to college that you might want to budget for before you arrive on campus. Here are three of them.

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Andrea Browne Taylor
Contributing Editor

Browne Taylor joined Kiplinger in 2011 and was a channel editor for Kiplinger.com covering living and family finance topics. She previously worked at the Washington Post as a Web producer in the Style section and prior to that covered the Jobs, Cars and Real Estate sections. She earned a BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is Director of Member Services, at the National Association of Home Builders.