Expenses and Budget Resource Tool

Faculty of Graduate Studies




Expenses and Budget Resource Tool

Budgeting for your Graduate Studies Education 

If you are wondering how this will all work out financially, we encourage you to budget for the upcoming year by using our Budget Resource Tool (Excel File). This tool has been designed to assist you in creating a budget by simply filling in your funding amounts, tuition and ancillary fees.
 
Living Expenses
The following expenses reflect the average estimate of costs per term for a single person living in St. Catharines (typically 3 terms per academic year).
 
Housing costs (room or one bedroom apartment) $1,500 - $2,600/term
Books and supplies (varies by course and program) $150 - $500/term
Food and personal items $1,000 - $1,600/term
Telephone/cable/internet $200 - $560/term
Clothing $100 - $500/term
Miscellaneous (i.e. medicine, eyeglasses, entertainment) $200 - $800/term
TOTAL $3,150 - $6,560/term
*MBE Co-op students may incur additional expenses during the internship terms.