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CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION
2009-10 Student Expense Budgets
ON CAMPUS OFF CAMPUS
ALLOWANCE WITH PARENTS
ACTUAL INSTITUTIONAL CHARGES
$1,638 PER ACADEMIC YEAR
Per Month: $ 482 / MO $ 386 / MO
Per Year: $ 4,338 / YR $ 3,474 / YR
Per Month: INCLUDED $ 822 / MO
Per Year: IN ABOVE $ 7,398 / YR
Per Month: $ 116 / MO $ 88 / MO $ 130 / MO
Per Year: $ 1,044 / YR $ 792 / YR $ 1,170 / YR
PERSONAL / MISC7
Per Month: $ 344 / MO $ 250 / MO $ 314 / MO
Per Year: $ 3,096 / YR $ 2,250 / YR $ 2,826 / YR
CHILD / DEPENDENT REASONABLE EXPENSES WITH ADEQUATE
CARE DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE STUDENT,
DEPENDING UPON AGE AND NUMBER OF CHILDREN
LOAN FEES FOR STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS, ACTUAL OR
AVERAGE LOAN ORIGINATION AND INSURANCE FEES
Allowances based on
actual institutional charges
Per Month: $ 1,124 / MO $ 520 / MO $ 1,834 / MO
Per Year: $ 10,116 / YR $ 4,680 / YR $ 16,506 / YR
Includes all mandatory fees.
The breakdown for this category is as follows: books ($900), educational supplies ($234), course material fees ($126), and
computer-related expenses ($378), excluding the costs associated with the purchase of a personal computer.
Includes food, snacks, meals on campus, household supplies.
If contract is for less than nine months, adjustments may be made at the rate of $386/month or fraction thereof.
Includes dorm charges, rent, and utilities.
Includes travel to and from parent's residence and transportation costs to and from classes and work. (e.g., bus fare,
gasoline, tolls, parking.)
Includes clothing, laundry and dry-cleaning, personal care, gifts, recreation, medical etc.
NOTE: The expense budgets shown on this table are based upon average expenses reported by students at the University
of California, California State University, California independent institutions, and California Community Colleges in the
2006-07 Student Expenses and Resources Survey (SEARS), adjusted for three years of inflation. Private career college data
are from the 2003-04 SEARS, adjusted for six years of inflation.