By the time most people consider grad school, they’ve already had a taste of the real world – and a look at the price tag. Even those lucky enough to land a high-paying job right off the bat are likely still facing a mountain of student loans.
So when you decide to pile those loans even higher by attending grad school, it can be more than a little frustrating to find that even the application process comes with a cost. Here’s what to expect – and how to budget for it.
How to Estimate Grad School Application Expenses
Every grad school program will have its own set of fees and related expenses. Some programs will pay for a portion of an applicant’s fees while others won’t cover a single penny.
Application-related expenses include:
- University application fees: Usually between $50 to $170
- Entrance exams like the GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT: