The cost for “Room and Board” on an application form indicates the estimated amount you will likely to spend on your housing and food.   Aside from the tuition, the cost for room and board can be the second largest expenditure for a college education in the U.S.

Cost is a crucial factor when it comes to your selecting a destination for your college education.    You may spend a lot more money on living if you choose a college located in a major city and save a bundle if your school is in a rule area.   Living on-campus or off-campus also affects your annual expenditures, too.

Some tips and related articles for saving your college costs:  

  1. Understanding Estimated cost of living in the U.S. cities and towns
  2. 31 ways to cut your college costs as an international student
  3. Budgeting During College Days

Related reading on living on-campus and off-campus housing: 

  1. Students Speak: What Life in the Dorm Really Like
  2. 7 things to consider before moving off campus
  3. Roommates problems and Apps for finding a roommate
  4. What regulations should I follow if I live on-campus? 
  5. What to do if I don’t like my roommate(s)?
  6. What if my landlord would not return my deposit after I move out?

Related reading: Tips on Saving More.