The average cost includes medical/dental expenses for insurance, concerts, clothing, laundry, newspapers, books for leisure, toiletries, movies, dry cleaning, magazines, plays, sporting events and life insurance. Alcoholic beverages, presents, credit cards, and Greek Fees are excluded. This amount is applied for all students, although students have control over these expenses. Childcare costs are not automatically included, although they may be included on a case-by-case basis by contacting the Office of Financial Assistance and Veterans Affairs. For 2016-2017 this amount is $1,766.