## How does LST calculate its non-discounted cost?

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rob91

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### How does LST calculate its non-discounted cost?

We can use Duke as an example (http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=duke)

They list non-discounted tuition at 49,617, and indirect costs (which includes living expenses) at 17,708. This comes out to 67,325 a year, and 201,975 over three years, yet LST lists the non-discounted cost at 252,727. This leaves 50,752 unaccounted for. Wheres that extra money coming from?

DoveBodyWash

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### Re: How does LST calculate its non-discounted cost?

rob91 wrote:We can use Duke as an example (http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=duke)

They list non-discounted tuition at 49,617, and indirect costs (which includes living expenses) at 17,708. This comes out to 67,325 a year, and 201,975 over three years, yet LST lists the non-discounted cost at 252,727. This leaves 50,752 unaccounted for. Wheres that extra money coming from?

i think they also account for the interest that accrues on loans as you're in school.

rinkrat19

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### Re: How does LST calculate its non-discounted cost?

Yeah, pretty sure it's adding in the interest (it's assuming you have taken out full sticker price loans).

Tiago Splitter

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### Re: How does LST calculate its non-discounted cost?

It includes interest until 6 months after graduation, when payments first become due.

rob91

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### Re: How does LST calculate its non-discounted cost?

Man I had no idea interest accumulated that quickly.