ESTIMATE OF STUDENT EXPENSES FOR THE SPRING 2011
STUDY GROUP IN FREIBURG, GERMANY

The following is an estimate of student expenses beyond tuition and student fees.  It is based on expense reports by members of previous Freiburg Study Groups and the latest available information from Professor Baldwin. These dollar figures have had 5% added for inflation and were calculated at an average exchange rate of 1.29263U.S. 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

$      74 Residency permit fee (57)
     2,181 Room charges on field trips (1,275) and travel surcharge
+   1,982 Room charges at study group site (1,533)
$  4,237 TOTAL BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND TUITION


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

$1,200 Estimate - Roundtrip airfare NYC - Freiburg. (This figure is provided for informational purposes only.  It is an approximate fare; you may be able to find a lower one.)
    220 Visa and transportation to site
$1,420 TOTAL ESTIMATED OUT-OF-POCKET TRAVEL EXPENSES


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

$  2,076 Food in Freiburg and on field trips - group average (range: $430 - $2,800)
+     268 Necessary expenses: books, local transportation, printing fees, etc. - group average (range: $50 - $400)
$ 2,344 ESTIMATED NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET LIVING EXPENSES - GROUP AVERAGE


D) PERSONAL EXPENSES

$  1,455 Personal expenses such as gifts, toiletries, film, entertainment, and any other personal travel.  Students often decide to travel on their own during weekends or during the semester break.  The range for personal spending is $221 - $4,690.


TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION (A+B+C+D)

(A) $ 4,237 Amount billed by Colgate beyond tuition
(B) 1,420 Visa and transportation to study group site (estimate provided for budgetary purposes)
(C+D) + 3,799 Total estimated out-of-pocket and personal expenses - group average
  $ 9,456 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION - GROUP AVERAGE
  - 6,080 Minus on-campus room and board ($5,095) and on-campus expenses ($985) according to Financial Aid Office
  $3,376 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND AN ON-CAMPUS SEMESTER

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

5/12/10