How Much X Cash Should I Have?

That depends on the individual and how they plan on using the account.  Outlined below is what the average Resident and Commuter student spends on campus:

Resident Student, Per Semester

  • $500 for books (math and science textbooks may be more)
  • $200 for food, snack and drinks
  • $75 for miscellaneous expenses
  • $775 per semester

Non-Resident or Commuter Student, Per Semester

  • $500 for books (math and science textbooks may be more)
  • $400 for food, snacks and drinks
  • $50 for miscellaneous expenses
  • $950 per semester