Studying and Living costs in USA is a main concern for most international students. Perhaps the first thing you have to think about when choosing to study abroad is study costs, cost of living, etc.
After you have chosen the right university and course of study for you (you can review the article about the best American universities as well as the article on how to apply for admission and enrollment at an American university).
Afterward, when you have started applying for your visa (here you can learn how to get your student visa in America).
We will now begin to address the costs of study as well as the costs included such as accommodation, transportation, and living cost, etc.
Despite its high ranking amongst countries in terms oftuition fees such as Australia and Singapore, the United States is thedestination of the majority of students who wish to complete their studiesabroad.
Basically, the cost of study per year ranges from $5,000 to$50,000, while accommodation costs vary by region. They range between $6,000and $14,000 per year.
You can cover the cost of living and accommodation by working 20 hours per week during school days, and 40 hours per week during holidays.
Moreover, you can earn $9 to $15 per hour (sometimes up to $20) depending on the nature of your business.
After a full academic year, you can also work in a field related to your studies through the practical & professional university training programs related to the associated university.
Studying cost in the best universities of USA
We have talked about the best universities in the United States, and it is time to look at the costs of studying for some of them in detail according to the latest statistics QS World University for the years 2015/2016.
- Harvard University: The world’s first university education.
- Bachelor’s degree: $45,278 per year.
- Postgraduate: $41,832 annually in the first two years, then $10,876 in the third and fourth years.
- Stanford University: Stanford University has the second rank worldwide.
- Bachelor’s degree: $ 45,729 annually.
- Postgraduate: $ 48,720 for the Faculty of Engineering, and $ 45,729 for the rest of the colleges annually.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology: has the third rank worldwide.
- Bachelor’s degree: $45.704 per year.
- California Institute of Technology: Ranked the 7th worldwide.
- Bachelor’s degree: $43,710 per year. It is the same as the costs of postgraduate studies.
- University of Chicago: ranks the 9th in the world.
- Bachelor’s degree: $49,026 annually.
- Postgraduate: $44,178 per year.
Accommodation, living and transportation costs in the United States
As indicated above, costs vary depending on the province orstate, as well as on whether you are staying in a student housing or outside,single or shared with your fellow students.
Basically, the cost of food, clothing, and transportation depends on the student’s financial ability and may be estimated at about $13,000 per year.
They may be big numbers, but some universities offerfinancial facilities to students coming from outside the United States.
Furthermore, the US government provides a website to make it easier to calculate your study costs, starting from registration, books and living even the transportation costs.
Financial support and scholarships
As a matter of fact, most universities in the United States not only provide financial support to international students but also offer scholarships based on your academic excellence, which may be partially funded or fully funded.
At last, in the following article, we will talk about US scholarships and how to apply.