ESTIMATE OF STUDENT EXPENSES FOR THE SPRING 2011
                                    COLGATE STUDY GROUP IN DIJON, FRANCE


The following is an estimate of all student expenses beyond tuition for the spring 2011 semester in Dijon.   It is based in part on reports by members of previous Dijon Study Groups, adjusted for inflation and currency rates, and the most current information available from Professor Naughton.  These dollar figures have had 5% added for inflation and were calculated at an average exchange rate of $1.29263  per euro (as of 3/30/10).  Where student-reported figures are listed, the average and the range are included.  You should not assume that these amounts will be sufficient without careful spending!

REMEMBER THAT THE COSTS LISTED HERE ARE BASED ON ESTIMATES IN THE LOCAL CURRENCY.  WITH THE FLUCTUATING DOLLAR, COSTS MORE THAN LIKELY WILL CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND THE TIME THE STUDY GROUP DEPARTS.

A) AMOUNT BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND TUITION:

2,775 Room in Dijon (based on 2,147)
1,439 Room and board on field trips (based on 1,113)
129 Transportation costs from airport to study group site (100)
 +    90 Books (70)
$ 4,433 TOTAL BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND TUITION

B)  NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES - NOT BILLED BY COLGATE:

$  1,000 Estimate - Roundtrip airfare NYC/Paris.  A connecting flight to NYC may increase cost.  May be billed if ticket is purchased through Colgate's travel agent.
 + 170 Student visa fee (paid on-line on CampusFrance site)
$  1,170 TOTAL ESTIMATED NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET TRAVEL EXPENSES

C)  NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET LIVING EXPENSES - NOT BILLED BY COLGATE:

$  1,419 Food - group average (range = $500 - $2,547)
+   274 Necessary expenses (books, local transportation, printing fees, etc.) - group average (range = $30 - $1,000)
$  1,693 TOTAL ESTIMATED NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET LIVING EXPENSES - GROUP AVERAGE

D) PERSONAL EXPENSES - NOT BILLED BY COLGATE:

$  3,450 Personal expenses such as gifts, toiletries, film, entertainment, and any personal travel.  Students often decide to travel on their own during weekends or during the semester break.  The range for personal spending is $1,379 - $6,720.

TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION:

(A)          $ 4,433 Amount billed by Colgate beyond tuition
 (B)             1,170 Transportation to study group site (estimate provided for budgetary purposes)
(C + D)    +5,143 Total estimated out-of-pocket and personal expenses - group average
$ 10,746 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION - GROUP AVERAGE
- 6,080 Minus on-campus room and board ($5,095) and on-campus expenses ($985) according to Student Aid Office
$ 4,666 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND AN ON-CAMPUS SEMESTER

INCREASES IN THE AID "PACKAGE" WILL BE BASED UPON THE ABOVE FIGURES.

4/28/10