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, transportation, entertainment and personal care are estimated based on costs of living while studying at University. Tuition, on-campus housing and meal plan costs are calculated by drawing from more precise data provided by the University.