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The First College Bill

July 30th, 2018 at 05:48 am

...for our youngest daughter has hit her account.

There were a few extras that I didn't expect. A one time records charge of $130. And some small dues for the residence hall, broken down into two charges of $15 and $22 respectively. There is also a charge of $25 for her German class. This is not really a surprise, but also didn't know ahead of time.

Other fees that I did know about.

$60 Honors Program (they actually go on a field trip this fall).

$350 for a Chemistry class (long story, but basically she NEEDED Chemistry in high school as a prerequisite for the first Chemistry in college. University only required two sciences for admission and only two for high school graduation...so thought we were okay) that is a high school equivalent and not included in tuition. Found out about this at Orientation this summer.

Also fees for Engineering Technology, Activity Fee, Health Fee, adding up to $724.20. These I did know about.

The full bill is $10,459.20. This does include room and board. Actual tuition portion is $3,870. Scholarships for the semester equal $3,600. So after those, the amount I need to send in is $6859.20. I'm going to use $5,375 from her Educational Savings account, and the remaining $1,484.20 will come from our checking account. Books will also come from our current cash.

Despite the large bill which by itself is very overwhelming, it is very gratifying to make it happen without loans. So thankful we saved as much as we did along the way.

3 Responses to “The First College Bill ”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Hopefully 1/8 of the way there?

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    Does her college give any kind of price break for paying all at once? With the college I went to years ago, we had to sign a contract to either pay all at once, pay in 4 installments, or monthly. The first option was the best price wise, but I can't remember what I wound up doing.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    @crazyliblady, they charge you extra if you pay in monthly or three installments. I save up to $50 by paying in full, but it's not a break off of what I listed.

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