Where do the expenses in the Financial Planning Calculator come from?

The Financial Planning Calculator is meant to provide a quick way to approximate what the upcoming academic year will cost, so many of the expenses used are educated estimates or averaged values. Costs for off-campus housing, groceries, entertainment and personal care are estimated based on costs of living while studying at University, while tuition, on-campus housing, transportation and meal plan costs are calculated by drawing from more precise data provided by the University and current public transit prices.