Infographic: The True Cost of College

true cost of collegeWhen most people think about college, they think about tuition. How much you might have to pay for, however, goes beyond that. There are books and supplies, clothing, food, transportation, and room and board if the school is located out-of-state. So how much can an average American expect to spend? This infographic breaks down those costs to give you a better idea on how much money a higher education costs, where you can find the money to cover the costs (whether it be grants, student loans, or scholarships) as well as the impact of student debt.