The Unexpected Costs of College
August 4th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

globe-157823756While the cost of college continues to rise for both domestic and international students alike, international students in particular are vulnerable to a host of unexpected costs of college that may not affect their domestic classmates. Aside from obvious – and easily budgeted-for – differences like tuition and international student fees, international students are also likely to face some one-off costs that the average domestic student will not. Here are some examples:

  • Mobile Phone: while just about everyone has to pay for service no matter where they are from, phones from abroad may not be compatible with service providers in the US. As a result, international students may need to purchase a compatible phone and the accessories (case, charger, etc.) that go with it. Read the rest of this entry »


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