What are some of the unexpected costs of college?

11/29/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

Even the best-prepared families are sometimes surprised by unexpected college costs, Katy Hopkins writes in this blog post. Such costs may include meal plans, expenses for parents who want to visit and even textbooks, Hopkins writes. "The price of books was the most startling up-front cost we had," said Kristina Tirloni, a mother whose daughter had a $1,000 textbook bill from the campus bookstore during her first semester.

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