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Some hidden college costs sneak up on you. While people know they'll have to pay for tuition, books, and room & board, there are some hidden costs at college you may not expect that could range in the thousands of dollars.

Parking. If you're a commuter or have a car on campus, you may have to pay to park on campus. At a lot of schools, students pay close to $1,000 per year to park, says Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, author and co-founder of The Money Coach.

Greek life. On average the cost of belonging to a fraternity or sorority ranges from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.

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