Survey: College Students Spend $2,000 a Month on Housing, Books, Food

Nearly one-third of student surveyed said they didn't have enough money to cover housing expenses; more than one-third said they can't afford books and supplies

The price of college has become a hot-button issue at both the state and national level, but data has been scarce about how much, beyond tuition, California students actually spend on the housing, food, textbooks and other non-tuition items that they also need to earn a degree.

Sep 12, 2019 Felicia Mello