Budget & Expenses

<p>The following are some very basic figures and ranges for student income and basic expenses related to housing and school.</p><h3>Suggested Income (Needs vary for each person/family)</h3><ul><li>Singles: $1,500 to $1,800 per month (based on shared rent/utilities)</li><li>Married without children: $1,800 to $2,500 per month</li><li>Married with children (family of four): $2,500 to $4,000 per month</li><li>SIBI students who qualify may receive G.I. Bill Benefits.</li></ul><h3>Housing (Keyword in this list is "UP")</h3><ul><li>Efficiency apartments: $400 &amp; UP per month (plus bills)</li><li>Apartments (many to choose from in city)<ul><li>One bedroom: $500 &amp; UP per month</li><li>Two-bedroom: $700 &amp; UP per month</li><li>Varied plans for which utilities renter must pay (approx. $200 per month on average for utilities)</li></ul></li><li>Houses (all sizes and prices in the city)<ul><li>Two-bedroom: $675 &amp; UP per month</li><li>Three-bedroom: $850 &amp; UP per month</li><li>Approx. $300 per month for utilities.</li></ul></li><li>Phone: Renter's responsibility</li></ul><h3>School</h3><ul><li>Insurance (Health Insurance is required)<ul><li>Opportunities to secure a policy available through local insurance companies</li></ul></li><li>Books<ul><li>Approximately $50-$150 per term (required books only)</li></ul></li><li>Class Fees (due at registration)<ul><li>$120 per term for a full-time student</li><li>$20 per course for part-time or auditing student</li></ul></li><li>Child Care at SIBI (during school hours only)<ul><li>One child: $2 per hour</li><li>Two children: $3 per hour</li><li>Three children: $4 per hour</li><li>Lunch is not provided; children eat with parent(s).</li></ul></li><li>Campaigns<ul><li>One domestic campaign is&nbsp;<em>required </em>before graduation.</li><li>One foreign campaign <em>required </em>before graduation (approx. cost $1,000 to $1,500).</li><li>Summer internship opportunities may be available to fill these requirements.</li></ul></li></ul>
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