CollegeColleges provide helpful breakdowns of expected fees such as tuition, room and board, and books. But there are other expenses parents and students will want to include in their budget before the school year begins.

Keep these three often overlooked costs in mind.

Nearly half of students keep a car on campus, so make sure parking fees, gas and insurance costs don’t sneak up on you.

Joining a fraternity or sorority can be costly, so find out who to contact about scholarship programs or payment plans for Greek-life members.

College FundPopular sporting events are expensive at powerhouse schools, but it’s still possible to score other sports ticket bargains.

Check out this article from Kiplinger for even more details about hidden college costs.

All Contents ©2015 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Kiplinger.com

This article was taken from my August 2015 issue of YOU Magazine. Click here to view the full newsletter.

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