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.

2017-2018 Student Budgets

Students Living at Home

Books and Supplies $1,364
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,054
Lunch $1,232
Personal Expense $1,788
Room and Board $4,290

Total Variable Costs

$9,728

 

Students Living Away from Home

Books and Supplies $1,364
Transportation (MetroCard) $1,054
Lunch $1,232
Food at home $2,100
Personal Expenses $4,342
Housing $10,386

Total Variable Costs

$20,478