All U.S. universities are now required to provide net cost calculators on their website, which estimate what a prospective student can expect to pay using estimates of total cost and potential financial aid. But, here’s your friendly reminder that (like the Department of Education’s net cost lists) this tool is not optimized for international students….

“Namaste! I am Abhushan and I am from Nepal.” “Really? Have you ever climbed Mt. Everest?” “Do you live in the mountains?” “Do you pet Yetis back in Nepal?” “Yes, I am from Nepal.” “No I haven’t climbed Mt. Everest because it is at a whopping altitude of 8850 meters.” “I live in a big…