In Chapter 1, you learned something about what to expect from tuition costs. When you estimate the total price tag for college expenses, however, it is necessary to understand that tuition costs are only a portion of the total you will actually end up paying. Remember, a college student does not just attend classes. He or she needs a place to live, food to eat, and a way to get around. And that's just the beginning of expenses beyond tuition. Be sure you know what these costs are and that you're prepared for them.