Room and board
Room and board are often among the most intimidating expenses for college students, coming in at less than or roughly equal to tuition, depending on the school. Many students live in on-campus student housing their first year, and at some schools, students stay in the dorms for all four years. While this is often more expensive than off-campus housing, at least students know what to expect. Living expenses vary widely based on the housing market in a geographical area.