ESTIMATE OF STUDENT EXPENSES FOR THE FALL 2010
COLGATE STUDY GROUP IN
JAMAICA, WEST INDIES
The following is an estimate
of student expenses beyond tuition and student fees. It is based on
expense reports provided by previous members of the study group and the
latest available information from Professor Brian Moore. These dollar
figures were calculated at an average exchange rate of 0.0106 U.S. dollars per
Jamaican dollar (as of 3/23/10). 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
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
||Room in Kingston (81,258 JMD)
||Room & meals on field trips (12,893
||TOTAL BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND
B) TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY
GROUP SITE - MAY BE BILLED BY COLGATE
||Estimate - Roundtrip airfare NYC/Kingston.
If student opts for Colgate-arranged flight, this will be billed.
Flights originating from other cities may increase cost.
airport and UWI campus
C) NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET LIVING EXPENSES - NOT BILLED BY COLGATE
||Entry visa (as of March 23, 2010)
||Necessary expenses - books
($5,000 JMD), printing, local transportation, etc. ($235)
||ESTIMATED NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET
D) PERSONAL EXPENSES - NOT
BILLED BY COLGATE
||Personal expenses such as kitchen
supplies, utensils, gifts,
toiletries, entertainment, laundry and any personal travel. Students
often decide to travel on their own during weekends or during the
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION
(A + B + C + D)
||Amount billed by Colgate
to study group site (estimate provided for budgetary purposes)
|(C + D)
||Total estimated out-of-pocket and personal expenses
||TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION
||Minus on-campus room and board ($5,095)
and on-campus expenses ($985) according to Financial Aid
||TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND AN
INCREASES IN THE AID "PACKAGE" WILL BE BASED UPON THE ABOVE FIGURES.
may incur additional expenses. these may include but are not limited
to travel and visa-related costs. It is your responsibility to
understand and plan for the costs unique to your situation.