2014–2015 Undergraduate Student Budget
for Freshmen
Tuition $41,790
Student Fees1,2 1,572  
Room (contract price)3 7,281
Board (5 days/week) 5,637
Additional Meal Allowance (est.) 1,413
Books and Supplies (est.) 1,323
Personal Expenses (est.) 1,974
Total4   $60,990  

1 Fees do not include the Caltech Student Health Insurance Plan. Students are not required to purchase health insurance through Caltech provided they have coverage through a comparable plan. Costs for the 2013-2014 Caltech Student Health Insurance Plan and details about the student health insurance waiver are expected to be available in June 2013. (The plan cost $2,931for the 2013-2014 school year.) Financial aid recipients who enroll in the Caltech Student Health Insurance Plan may request that the expense be added to their estimated cost of attendance. Students will be offered loan and/or scholarship assistance to cover the additional expense.
 2 All entering undergraduate students are charged a one-time, $500 Orientation Fee in addition to the mandatory fees applicable to all undergraduate students.
 3 The Housing/Room rate included in this estimated cost of attendance is a calculated expense based on the weighted average of all available undergraduate, on-campus housing options.
4 A Travel Allowance to (partially) offset the cost of two roundtrips from a student's primary residence may be added to this estimated cost of attendance for U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens who reside in the U.S., associated U.S. territories, Canada, or Mexico.



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