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.

2018-2019 Fall and Spring 9 month Student Budgets

Students Living at Home

Books and Supplies $1,364
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,088
Lunch $1,232
Personal Expense $1,796
Room and Board $4,390

Total Variable Costs

$9,870

 

Students Living Away from Home

Books and Supplies $1,364
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,088
Lunch $1,232
Food at home $2,170
Personal Expenses $4,387
Housing $11,422

Total Variable Costs

$21,663

 

Fall and Spring Student Budgets for LaGuardia, Kingsborough and Guttman CC

Students Living at Home

Books and Supplies $1,516
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,280
Lunch $1,450
Personal Expense $1,996
Room and Board $4,878

Total Variable Costs

$11,120

 

Students Living Away from Home

Books and Supplies $1,516
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,280
Lunch $1,450
Food at home $2,330
Personal Expenses $4,875
Housing $11,580

Total Variable Costs

$23,031