ESTIMATE OF STUDENT EXPENSES FOR THE FALL 2009
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDY GROUP  IN SANTA  FE, NEW MEXICO

The following is an estimate of student expenses beyond tuition and student fees. It is based on expense reports by members of previous Native American Study Groups and the latest available information from Professor Hall.  These dollar figures have had 5% added for inflation.  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!

A) AMOUNT BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND TUITION

$  2,862 Room at study group site
 +    501 Room and meals on field trips
$3,363 TOTAL BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND TUITION


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

$    500 Estimate - Roundtrip airfare NYC/Albuquerque
 +   100 Estimate - Roundtrip shuttle transportation airport/study group site
$   600 TOTAL ESTIMATED NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET TRAVEL EXPENSES


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

$ 1,400 Food (Breakfast is included with room charges.)
+   200 Books
$ 1,600 TOTAL ESTIMATED NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET LIVING EXPENSES

D) PERSONAL EXPENSES - NOT BILLED BY COLGATE

$    970 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. 

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

(A) $ 3,363 Amount billed by Colgate beyond tuition
(B) +    600 Transportation to study group site (estimate provided for budgetary purposes)
(C+D) + 2,570 Total estimated out-of-pocket and personal expenses - group average
  $ 6,533 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION - GROUP AVERAGE
  -  5,955 Minus on-campus room and board ($4,985) and on-campus expenses ($970) according to the Financial Aid Office
  $   578 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND AN ON-CAMPUS SEMESTER

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

4/21/09