College Expenses

2020-2021 Academic Year

Students Living with Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,122.00
Lunch at school
1,360.00
Living expenses
Room and board
4,750.00
Entertainment, apparel, other
1,772.00

TOTAL
$15,537.00

 

Students Living Away from Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,122.00
Lunch at school
1,360.00
Living expenses
Housing
13,905.00
Food at home
2,162.00
Entertainment, apparel, medical, other
4,533.00

TOTAL
$29,615.00

2019-2020 Academic Year

Students Living with Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,088.00
Lunch at school
1,232.00
Living expenses
Room and board
4,450.00
Entertainment, apparel, other
1,787.00

TOTAL
$15,090.00

 

Students Living Away from Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,088.00
Lunch at school
1,232.00
Living expenses
Housing
12,123.00
Food at home
2,222.00
Entertainment, apparel, medical, other
4,416.00

TOTAL
$27,614.00

2018-2019 Academic Year

Students Living with Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,088.00
Lunch at school
1,232.00
Living expenses
Room and board
4,390.00
Entertainment, apparel, other
1,796.00

TOTAL
$15,039.00

 

Students Living Away from Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,088.00
Lunch at school
1,232.00
Living expenses
Housing
11,421.00
Food at home
2,170.00
Entertainment, apparel, medical, other
4,387.00

TOTAL
$26,831.00

2017-2018 Academic Year

Students Living with Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,054.00
Lunch at school
1,232.00
Living expenses
Room and board
4,290.00
Entertainment, apparel, other
1,788.00

TOTAL
$14,897.00

 

Students Living Away from Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,054.00
Lunch at school
1,232.00
Living expenses
Housing
10,386.00
Food at home
2,100.00
Entertainment, apparel, medical, other
4,342.00

TOTAL
$25,647.00

2016-2017 Academic Year

Students Living with Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,054.00
Lunch at school
1,148.00
Living expenses
Room and board
4,270.00
Entertainment, apparel, other
1,800.00

TOTAL
$14,805.00

 

Students Living Away from Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,054.00
Lunch at school
1,148.00
Living expenses
Housing
10,386.00
Food at home
2,179.00
Entertainment, apparel, medical, other
4,248.00

TOTAL
$25,548.00

2015-2016 Academic Year

Students Living with Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,054.00
Lunch at school
1,148.00
Living expenses
Room and board
4,210.00
Entertainment, apparel, other
1,816.00

TOTAL
$14,761.00

 

Students Living Away from Parents

Educational Expenses
Full-time resident tuition
$4,800.00
Full-time resident fees
369.00
Books/supplies
1,364.00
Transportation
1,054.00
Lunch at school
1,148.00
Living expenses
Housing
10,386.00
Food at home
2,135.00
Entertainment, apparel, medical, other
4,208.00

TOTAL
$25,464.00

Notes about College Expense Budgets

  • CUNY uses federal guidelines to formulate standard budgets of college expenses that make up a student’s projected cost of attendance for a 9 month academic year.
  • A student’s budget has two components: expenses directly related to attending college and living expenses. Direct educational expenses are the same for all BMCC students. Allowable living expenses differ according to whether you live with your parents or not.
  • The only portion of the above costs that you actually pay to the college are the tuition and fees. The remaining costs are estimates provided to you for budgeting purposes.  CUNY uses these cost estimates for making financial aid awards.
  • CUNY makes certain assumptions in coming up with the some of the cost estimates listed. For example, it is assumed you will use the New York City transit system to travel to and from school. If you are not living with your parents, the expense budget assumes you are sharing housing costs with someone else. It is expected that you will exercise some measure of control over many of these expenses by being relatively frugal in your spending choices.
  • An adjustment of $4,284.00 may be added to the 9 month budget of an independent student who must pay for care of a dependent or dependents in order for the student to be able to attend college. Dependents may include children 12 years of age or younger, and elderly or disabled adults (including an independent student’s spouse or parents).
  • An adjustment can also be made to your budget for the reasonable costs for the purchase or rental of a personal computer, but you must be able to document this expense to the Financial Aid Office with store receipts or charges.

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