November 13 – Average College Student Budget Infographic
Welcome to (or back to) my blog! Please excuse my absence; I have not felt well the last couple of days, and then this morning we learned of a death in the family (my hubby’s stepfather after an extended illness). Now I must play catch-up!
I am continuing with my thematic blog posts, based on ideas from the Ultra Blog Challenge and the Article Writing Challenge. This post was intended for Thursday, which is designated as an infographic day. It’s funny, but I just realized my previous infographic was also about education–distance learning, to be exact!
But for the November 13th post, I found this interesting infographic about budgeting for higher education. If you are in school yourself or are the parent of a college student, this might be especially interesting for you.
Looking at this makes me very glad I’m enrolled in a fully online program! Based on these statistics, room and board, plus transportation, comprise nearly half of the expense of higher education. As an online student, I don’t have any of those expenses! I also have very little in the way of spending on entertainment, eating out, or convenience store purchases.
Unfortunately, I definitely have student loan debt! And with student loans through two graduate programs (Master’s and now Doctorate), my total is already rather alarming! I can only hope and pray I land some really excellent paying career opportunities once I officially become Dr. K’Lee Banks! 😉
So what do you think about this infographic? Is any of it surprising to you? Are you a student or have a college student in your family?