Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 16 - Educational Expenses

Section 16 collects educational expenses, including recreational lesson fees, tuition, room and board, purchases of school books and equipment, and other educational expenses. IMPORTANT: The Census Bureau does not release to the Bureau of Labor Statistics any confidential information such as names and addresses. This information is only used during the course of the interview.

Now I am going to ask about education expenses. Please include any direct payments made for any members of your household or for anyone outside your household and any payments you made online or had automatically deducted.

Do NOT include payments made on student loans.

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your household paid for -
* Read each item on list

* Baby sitting and in home day care are collected in Section 19A.
* Do not include payments on student loans. They are collected in Section 22

What was the expense for? [enter value] _____________

What was the expense for? [enter value] _____________

Was this expense for -

  1. Someone inside the household?
  2. Someone outside the household?

Was this expense for -

  1. Someone inside the household?
  2. Someone outside the household?

* Ask if not apparent.

What kind of school or facility was it?

In what month was the payment made? [enter text] _____________

* Enter 13 for same amount each month of the reference period

How much was paid?/How much is paid monthly? [enter value] _____________

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

What was combined with the education expense from above?
* Enter all that apply

Has any of this amount been or will any of it be reimbursed by an employer, agency, or other person?
* Do not include reimbursements from dependent flexible spending accounts (FSA).

How much was or will be reimbursed?
* Do not include reimbursements from dependent flexible spending accounts (FSA).

[enter value] _____________

Did you make any other payments for the above education expenses?

End of Section 16

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2013

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