ESTIMATE OF STUDENT EXPENSES FOR THE FALL 2010
COLGATE STUDY GROUP IN WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA
The following is an estimate of
student expenses beyond tuition and student fees. It is based on expense
reports provided by members of the previous Australia Study Groups and the latest available
information from Professor Burnett. These dollar figures have had 5% added
for inflation and were calculated at an average exchange rate of .877 U.S.
dollars per AU dollar (as of March 16, 2010). 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
and fees in Wollongong (Room charge will vary by room selection)
||Room & board
on field trips ($322 AU)
insurance ($172.50 AU)
||Total billed by Colgate
beyond tuition - Estimate based on exchange rate
B) TRANSPORTATION - NOT BILLED BY COLGATE
||Estimated roundtrip airfare NYC/Sydney.
A connecting flight to NYC or LA may increase cost. The
university's accommodation services provide car service upon arrival.
$100 is included here to cover the cost of the return from Wollongong to
the airport for final departure.
C) NECESSARY OUT-OF-POCKET LIVING
EXPENSES - NOT BILLED BY COLGATE
||Food in addition to that provided at
University of Wollongong - group average (range: $50 - $600)
||Visa fee ($540 AU) (This is paid on-line.
The converter on the Australian Immigration website gave the amount as
$515 U.S. on 3/17/09 for the period Jan 1 - June 30, 2010.)
expenses such as books, local transportation, daily living items, etc. -
group average (range: $75 - $500)
expenses - group average
D) PERSONAL EXPENSES - NOT BILLED BY
||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 spending and personal spending
is $717 - $7,254.
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND TUITION
||Amount billed by Colgate beyond tuition
||Transportation to study
group site (estimate provided for budgetary purposes)
estimated out-of-pocket and personal expenses - group average
||TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES
||Minus on-campus room and
board ($5,095) and on-campus expenses ($985) according to the Financial
||TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES BEYOND AN
INCREASES IN THE AID "PACKAGE" WILL BE BASED UPON THE ABOVE FIGURES.