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 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

$       861 Room in Kingston (81,258 JMD)
         137 Room & meals on field trips (12,893 JMD)
$      998 TOTAL BILLED BY COLGATE BEYOND TUITION

B) TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY GROUP SITE - MAY BE BILLED BY COLGATE

$       600 Estimate - Roundtrip airfare NYC/Kingston.  If student opts for Colgate-arranged flight, this will be billed.  Flights originating from other cities may increase cost.
           60 Transportation to/from airport and UWI campus
 $      660 ESTIMATED TOTAL TRANSPORTATION COSTS


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

$2,000 Food  - estimated costs
      131 Entry visa (as of March 23, 2010)
+   790 Necessary expenses - books ($5,000 JMD), printing, local transportation, etc. ($235)
$2,921 ESTIMATED NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES


D) PERSONAL EXPENSES - NOT BILLED BY COLGATE

$   985 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 semester break. 

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

(A) $    998 Amount billed by Colgate beyond tuition
(B)       660 Transportation to study group site (estimate provided for budgetary purposes)
(C + D) + 3,906 Total estimated out-of-pocket and personal expenses
  $ 5,564 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION
  -   6,080 Minus on-campus room and board ($5,095) and on-campus expenses ($985) according to Financial Aid Office
  $ -516 TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND AN ON-CAMPUS SEMESTER

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

Some students 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.

5/27/10