University Rankings 2018: The price tag for students living at home

To stay or to go? We crunched the numbers so you don’t have to

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Students can really lower costs by living at home, but how much they’ll save varies across the country. We added up how much students who live at home spent on tuition, food, daily travel, books, alcohol and extracurricular activities to offer a total cost for a year’s education. Here’s a school-by-school look at the annual average cost of staying at the family abode.

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School Cost
York University $12,300.43
University of Guelph $11,658.08
University of Toronto $11,595.63
St. Francis Xavier University $11,495.58
Acadia University $11,451.02
Ryerson University $11,163.48
Saint Mary's University $11,162.48
University of Regina $10,967.42
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) $10,920.32
Trent University $10,705.85
Western University $10,575.21
Queen's University $10,573.92
Cape Breton University $10,548.90
Brock University $10,194.85
Laurentian University $10,178.10
McMaster University $10,174.68
Nipissing University $10,173.86
Wilfrid Laurier University $10,078.98
St. Thomas University $10,076.26
Dalhousie University $10,053.09
Mount Allison University $10,008.35
Lakehead University $10,006.51
Mount Saint Vincent University $9,983.90
University of New Brunswick $9,973.76
University of Windsor $9,900.04
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) $9,876.97
Carleton University $9,812.39
University of Waterloo $9,658.11
Mount Royal University $9,447.30
University of Saskatchewan $9,375.76
University of Calgary $9,213.24
University of Alberta $9,194.52
University of Ottawa $9,004.98
Simon Fraser University $8,962.40
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) $8,898.53
University of Victoria $8,870.19
University of Lethbridge $8,856.94
The University of British Columbia (UBC) $8,752.86
University of Moncton $8,589.62
University of Manitoba $7,592.96
The University of Winnipeg $7,139.42
Brandon University $6,872.85
Université de Montréal $6,843.56
McGill University $6,712.90
Concordia University $6,620.54
Memorial University of Newfoundland $6,597.21
Université du Québec a Montréal (UQAM) $6,497.21
Université Laval $6,491.37
Bishop's University $5,983.23
Université de Sherbrooke $4,284.27

This is an update of a story originally published on October 19, 2017.


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