As I was collecting ideas on unexpected college costs for my recent story on the subject, I heard about a lot of hidden expenses that aren't usually advertised in universities' marketing materials: Copying machines that eat cash. Mandatory gym fees. Formalwear for occasional Saturday night events. Some ideas didn't make it into the article, and readers added their own suggestions, as well. Here are some of my favorites:
Did you experience any college costs you weren't expected, or come up with ways to avoid them?