Finding the Real Cost of College: Tips for Students


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What are two options for housing arrangements for college?

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1. What is the name of the tool you can use to estimate federal financial aid eligibility?

2. According to the College Board, per year, how much do students spend on average for books and supplies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to assess your knowledge about the costs involved with attending a university. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to know about financial aid as well as the cost of housing, supplies, and budgeting for expenses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Options for financial aid
  • Housing arrangements
  • Setting a budget for travel home
  • The average cost of books and supplies

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet tests the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related college costs lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about preparing for the costs of attending a college or university
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding evaluating the cost of college

Additional Learning

To learn more about the budgeting for college, review the accompanying lesson Finding the Real Cost of College: Tips for Students. This lesson details the following college expenses:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation and travel