For one year, you're looking at about $37,500 if you go home for the summer.
This is roughly equal to the tuition of a school like the University of Michigan which is about 40,000 a year.
What i'm trying to say with that is even some schools in the US are just as expensive. So, schools in the US aren't necessarily (sp?) cheaper, tuition wise, there are just cheaper options.
BUT, there are, of course,more expensive universities in Japan............or the US.=/
Even if you can afford the college fees, that still leaves transportation, insurance, accomodation, etc.
A visa is available to students but it only allows for 4hrs of work a day. I haven't figured out how, but that is supposed to cover for school fees. You will definately need an outside fund for living costs. You might get lucky and get a scholarship, but it shouldn't be counted on or anything.
I have looked at Temple's webpage in the past. It was never really a school i myself was interested in. (Also saying i wouldn't go there even if it were my only ticket to Japan). I have run into some forums about temple on other sites and heard that it is made to look much better (more prestigious) then it actually is. I can't remember where i was, but i remember seeing remarks from former students (mostly graduate) that were very unhappy with the system and poor instruction they reseived. I don't have any experience to back up my opinion, but wouldn't it defeat the purpose if you went to an american based school? I do believe temple has an english requirement and classes taught in english so chances are it would be VERY hard to avoid it.
If i ever find myself in that forum again, i'll post a link so you can read for yourself.