Private universities charge more tuition fees as compared to public and community colleges.
The cost of undergraduate degrees in the US varies greatly between institutions. International students pay $25,000-$35,000 per year at a public university and $30,000-$45,000 at private colleges on average. The cost can reach up to $50,000-$55,000 per year for some private colleges.
For a cheaper option, you can go to a community college. You will receive an associate’s degree instead of a bachelor’s degree because community colleges provide 2-year courses. They can charge you $5000-$12000 per year. You can use the associate’s degree as a qualification for the first half of your bachelor’s degree.
For postgraduate courses, international students usually pay $20,000-$35,000 for public colleges and $35,000-$50,000 for private colleges per year.
Most colleges offer their international students on-campus residence. It depends on the college how much they charge for on-campus accommodation. On average this is between $5000-$8000 per year. You can share an apartment with other students or you can live alone as well. The rent depends on the area you are staying in. The Midwest region is cheaper than the East and Northeast in the US. The usual rate for a single bedroom apartment is between $6,000-$15,000 per year – depending on the apartment and location.
It will be a good idea to make some savings for your daily and basic needs like emergencies, shopping, groceries, food, water, clothes, books, and study materials. A good estimate would be $10,000-$12,000 per year for international students. The cost might vary where you are staying.