I just took a moment to total up the costs for my PhD applications this year. Kinda ridiculous...
GRE Score reports: 180.00
Application fees: 655.00
For a grand total of...1006.00
Good thing I already set aside the money for this, otherwise I might be freaking out at this point. What makes this a tough pill to swallow is that nothing is guaranteed, and like last year I could spend money on apps (although last year I only applied to 3 places) and not get in anywhere.
For a variety of reasons, I pray pray PRAY that doesn't happen this time.