The cost of education at Bryn Mawr includes not only the billed costs of tuition, fees, room and board, but also an estimated allowance for personal expenses, books and supplies ($2,000), and travel subsidy. While these costs are high, the tuition and fees cover only 50 percent of the actual cost of education. Gifts from alumnae and friends, income from the college endowment and income from the current operating budget cover the balance of the costs.