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Pre-Departure Expenses.


I think this post will be useful for those especially all those who have just started there GRE study or thinking of doing the same. For those who have just started GRE studies and are thinking that’s it’s the most difficult thing. Let me tell you giving GRE exam is a cakewalk as compared to the hectic schedule succeeding it. I was thinking of the expenses which I made till now, didn’t saw this post earlier so thought of posting it here. Here is a summary of expenses which are generally occurred till the time we reach our final destination. I am approximately converting $ to rupees and I am giving expenses in rupees so that it hurts more.

Let me know if I missed out some expenses. I will keep updating the post.

1) Joining Consultancy(never do this)
Joining a consultancy will cost u up to 25000rs and browsing EDULIX will cost you 500(internet cost). You will get all the information here which the consultancy is going to give you in much better quality ever. It depends on you. Save this money you have to spend a lot. Just read below.

2) Booking dates for exam:

GRE exam – 8500/-
TOFEL exam- 6500/-

*provided you are satisfied in your first attempt

3) Selecting and applying to universities:

We need to purchase the application form of a particular university first. This application fee for each university’s varies from 30$ to 100$. UFL application form cost only 31.75$ while many university’s of Texas application form cost 100$. Some university like NCSU and UMASS application form cost 75$and 65$ respectively. So rounding up I think each university will cost approx 65$. Most of the students apply to 8 universities (2-ambi, 3 –mod, 3-safe again this may vary depends on the student) so approximately the cost of all the applications to the universities will cost 65$*8= 520$= 24440 Rs(approx.) rounding it to 25000 Rs.

4) Preparing documents i.e. transcripts SOP and LOR:
This cost may vary a lot. Depends on the college. Generally each college takes up 200rs for each set of transcripts. We have to 2 sets of transcripts to each university. So the total expenses comes up to be 400*8= 3200 Rs. The printing of this transcripts, sop and LOR on this Bond paper cost up to 500 Rs.


5) Sending Documents to the universities:

As we require to send the documents by mail. The cheapest service available will cost you 500 Rs for each shipment. So 500*8 = 4000 Rs. You may have to pay 30-50 $ for ordering I-20 by expedite services if you need it immediately.

6) Sending scores to universities:

Since we have to send scores to universities each GRE score report will cost 23$ and TOFEL score report will cost 17$. Here we can save lot of money if we choose the option wisely and apply to the universities which we desire at the time of exam. So taking 5 university expenses for the score sending requirement.

23*5 = 115$ = 5400 Rs
17*5 = 85$ = 4000 Rs.

7) Application for VISA:

Visa Fees: - 140$= 6700Rs.
SEVIS Fees: - 200$= 9500Rs.


8) Booking Flight:
This may vary from 35000 to 50000 Rs. depending on the location and the flight.

9) Miscellaneous:
This includes the pre-departure shopping list, immunizations etc which easily pile up to 30000Rs.


Total expenses: - varies from 130000Rs. - 160000Rs.

This is just a beginning the real expenses are yet to come. The University Fees, Surviving in US etc

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Kudos man. nice post ApplauseApplause

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Nice post, I was just thinking of this type of post today and luckily found on Edulix.
Will Edulix be helpful for SOP and LOR preparation?

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Nice Work Sammy.
Moving it to the Pre Departure forum and made a sticky

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Really wanted to see a post like this....thanks...great work...
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Yet another informative post from Liv !!!!!!
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(10-08-2010 08:13 PM)Liverpool Wrote:  This is just a beginning the real expenses are yet to come.
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Thanks everyone.
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What is sevis fees?

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http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq4.htm

This will help you out.

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