Student Budgets

The cost of your education includes more than tuition.

The cost of your education, whether it is at CUNY or any other college, includes more than tuition. When we calculate your eligibility for financial aid, we assign you a "Cost of Attendance Budget." This budget includes cost of books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Below are the estimated nine month budget for variable costs (in addition to tuition and fees) for students living at home and students living away from home.


2014-2015 Student Budgets

Students Living at Home

Books and Supplies
$1,304
Transportation (MetroCard)
$1,020
Lunch
$1,148
Personal Expense $1,798
Room and Board
$1,918

Total Variable Costs

$7,188

 

Students Living Away from Home

Books and Supplies
$1,304
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,020
Lunch $1,148
Food at home
$2,020
Personal Expenses
$4,106
Housing $10,386

Total Variable Costs

$19,984