Least Expensive Room and Board

This is probably the 5003rd post in which we’ve said something about college being expensive. And by expensive we don’t mean an $18 hamburger (always think twice before investing in an $18 hamburger), we’re talking upwards of $160,000 dollars for a $40,000 per year college education. That’s almost 9,000 $18 hamburgers!

Besides finding scholarships and grants, you can save money on college by not spending your life’s savings on just plain living. Room and board at some colleges can cost a surprising amount of coin. But certain colleges, according to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) have much less expensive costs to annual room and board expenses than others. In fact, here are the 20 colleges with the least expensive room and board.

1. Goddard College
Average room and board costs:
 $1,152

2. Beth Hamedrash Shaarei Yosher Institute
Average room and board costs:
 $1,200

3. Rabbinical College of Ohr Shimon Yisroel
Average room and board costs: $1,400

4. Louisville Bible College
Average room and board costs:
 $1,460

5. Southeastern Baptist College
Average room and board costs:
 $1,600

6. Yeshivath Viznitz
Average room and board costs:
 $1,650

7. Yeshiva Shaar Hatorah
Average room and board costs:
$1,750

8. Yeshiva of Machzikai Hadas
Average room and board costs: $1,800

9. Summit Christian College
Average room and board costs:
$1,805

10. American Baptist College
Average room and board costs:
$2,000

11. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Average room and board costs:
$2,008

12. Kehilath Yakov Rabbinical Seminary
Average room and board costs: $2,200

13. Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitz
Average room and board costs: 
$2,300

14. Universidad Teologica del Caribe
Average room and board costs: 
$2,400

15. School of Urban Missions
Average room and board costs: 
$2,400

16. Yeshiva Toras Chaim
Average room and board costs: 
$2,400

17. Talmudical Academy-New Jersey
Average room and board costs: 
$2,500

18. Cathedral Bible College
Average room and board costs: 
$2,500

19. Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
Average room and board costs: 
$2,500

20. W L Bonner College
Average room and board costs: 
$2,576

What do you do to pinch pennies as a student?

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