College expenses can be pretty clear, but there are some hidden costs beyond tuition and room and board.
You should have a plan for costs other than things like tuition, textbooks and dorm setup.
For example, make sure to budget for extra-curricular activities like sports and, especially, fraternities and sororities.
There may also be things like insurance plans, but it could be cheaper to stick with mom and dad’s plan.
And then there’s renter’s insurance and transportation costs.