As a student in the United States, you will incur a number of costs aside from just your tuition. You have most likely already reviewed the Tuition & Costs section, which outlines the Cost of Attendance for international students at SUNY - Brockport.
While that chart gives you a good idea of what your average costs will be per year, you may want to know more about specific costs or fees you may encounter. You can consult your I-20 form for a list of expenses you will incur during your first year at SUNY - Brockport, but below are some expenses that are typically incurred at the beginning
Brockport, like most small communities in the U.S., has a cost of living that is average compared to other parts of the United States. You should, however, be prepared to pay for expenses directly and indirectly related to your classes. Whether you need to purchase books or equipment for your courses or just want to go out to dinner or to the movies with your friends, you will need to budget accordingly.
During your first few weeks at SUNY - Brockport, you will likely incur a number of expenses ranging from housing deposits to books, supplies, new cell phone and travel costs. You must arrive prepared to meet all of these expenses.
A minimum of US $1,500 ($3,000 if you plan to live off campus) will be needed upon arrival for expenses such as the first month’s rent and required deposits, temporary accommodations, household expenses, insurance payments, etc.
If you will be using a credit card from your home country be sure to notify your bank and/or credit card company to inform that you will be traveling to the U.S. It's also very important that you aware of any charges your bank or credit card company may charge you for using the card internationally.
If you have been awarded a fellowship or assistantship that includes tuition, the tuition fees will be handled by the University. However, you will not receive your first housing allowance until the end of your first month at the University. Therefore, you must have your own funds available to pay for room, board, books, and supplies in the meantime. If your fellowship does not specify that it covers the College General Fee, you will be responsible for that as well. You will also be responsible for paying the health insurance fee, which can be found at www.brockport.edu/finaid.
Aside from expenses during the first month, here are some additional costs that are often overlooked: