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#26979 of 30869 Re: . [fintail]
Nov 26, 2012 (7:15 pm)
no way a kid can work their way through school these days, paying as they go. Maybe a community college if they live at home, but not beyond that.
Not sure how easy it is(n't) now to find a FT job with a company that pays for tuition, without already having the undergraduate degree.
But, having been on a lot of college visits in the recent past, college food is light years better than it was back in my day!
Nov 26, 2012 (7:21 pm)
This is my first year.... a lot of bills to go...
So, my son and his friend want to move off campus to an apartment, next fall.. His friend went to see it with his father, this past week...
$1450 per month..
The sad part? $725 per month is still cheaper than living in the dorms.
Nov 26, 2012 (7:27 pm)
you can easily spend more per person at some schools. My son thankfully got into a rental house sophomore year with a bunch of other band people that was cheap. different room each year (moved up the pecking order), started in a double then 2 singles. I think it went from about $325-$450? a single in an apartment building up the hill from his place can easily run 1k.
He might live in a dump, but at least it is saving me money!
Nov 26, 2012 (7:28 pm)
>$725 per month is still cheaper than living in the dorms.
Does that include a food plan in the dorm fee compared to the $725?
Nov 26, 2012 (7:34 pm)
His dorm (quad suites.. pretty nice.. honors/athletes) is $3600 per semester.... full meal plan is another $2100... (required for freshmen living on campus)...
Spot in the parking garage is another $200 per semester..
$5900 semester for room, board and parking...
A semester is only four months... Not sure of the deal on the apartment.. it's geared towards students, so it might be a 9 or 10 month lease..
In my day, we'd have four people sharing a two-bedroom apartment.. We will see how all this hashes out.. after I see the first semester grades..
#26984 of 30869 Re: . [stickguy]
Nov 26, 2012 (7:39 pm)
Even when I was in school it would have been tough to pay, without some exceptional job, and you'd still be putting in a lot of hours. Today, I can't imagine.
That food is expensive though - I guess someone has to be paid to cook it. When I was in school, most of the time was spent living in a big apartment with everything split 3 ways. Not what I would call a fancy place, but saved mountains of money compared to the on campus housing and eating arrangements. Was still no more than a 10-15 minute walk to school too.
Nov 26, 2012 (7:44 pm)
oh, the off campus apartments are still 12 month leases. Most likely 7/1-6/30. But, at least you can get in early!
also comes in handy if you can get a job on campus for the summer, which my son did after his 2nd and 3rd years. Or if you want to stay for research or some such.
#26986 of 30869 Re: . [kyfdx]
Nov 27, 2012 (7:11 am)
Back in the days of easy credit - you know 2005 - some financial advisers were extolling the idea of buying a one/two bedroom condo for a child at college. Depending on location, it could have been cheaper to pay the mortgage than the room costs at school with the bonus of getting some equity in a place that could be rented out to other students in the future.
Nov 27, 2012 (9:01 am)
interesting discussion (no, really) but we should maintain an automotive curriculum here
Nov 27, 2012 (9:02 am)
The real kind, H1 I guess.
Not too many of those still around. Don't see many Hummers of any variety much any more, and there used to be tons of them around here.