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planning for the immediate future is hard.

living on campus would allow financial aid awards to be used for that, which would be helpful as hell. of course, i'd have to actually apply for that aid first. gg procrastination. the disadvantage is, where do i put all my furniture and shit? the on campus housing has all that stuff already. i have a bed, desk, dresser, bookshelves, a frickin couch and recliner now. i have no clue where i'd put that stuff i moved into an on campus place.

so the logical conclusion would seem to be living off campus, just so i have a place to put my stuff. that raises 2 questions - how in the world would i pay for it, and the question of people to live with. on campus is somewhat appealing because its all students, but you don't really know what you're getting off campus. on the other hand, i'm so damn old being on campus might just be creepy seeing all these 19 year olds running around.

looking at some of the listings for off campus this morning, the rent isnt actually that bad somehow. i'd seriously save like no money though, even IF i had some aid just for the tuition. reason being, i'd be working part time, maybe 30 hours a week if i was lucky, for maybe what i make now if i'm lucky...you can see how this goes. off campus does seem to be the way to go. the expenses are working out differently than i had thought.

on campus is something like $3300 a semester, for 4 months. thats rent, utilities and the network usage. thats something like $850 a month averaged out. now, these ads i'm seeing listed, the rent is like $500 for the room plus some fraction of the utilities (say 1/2 for argument's sake). doesn't list specifically how much that is, but couldn't be more than like $150 i hope. $200 at the worst. thats still $100 shy of the on campus number. in either instance, i have to buy food. plus i'd probably be living with people my own age, which is to my benefit i'm sure.

yeah i can see where i'm headed here. turns out the jobs aren't too bad if i can actually get one. in reality i'd need like $1000 a month in income - oh, then there's the bs about having to make 3x the rent or needing co-signors. how lame is that. 25 hours a week at $10/hr isn't enough. damn how am i going to swing this.

this is why i'm contemplating a longer time before going. or my new thought, moving there and working, but not going to school. maybe that would help. i'm confused.
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From: adriftwithin Date: May 7th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
"plus i'd probably be living with people my own age, which is to my benefit i'm sure"

I've worked with 25-year-olds who acted like 16-year-olds, so don't think that age has anything to do with maturity. Sure some people do get more mature with age, but others never do, and older people who're that obnoxious are ten times worse than someone ten years younger.</i>
trick From: trick Date: May 7th, 2003 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

two thoughts, one on either side...

one--if you do decide to move on-campus, lauren and i do have an apt that is slightly larger than our needs. things like the couch might fit...you've seen our place, so you get the idea. nothing huge, but if it helps at all, we're happy to. plus it means we get another couch. heeheehee.

two--if you have the sadistic desire to commute from sac, the place below us is a 2br and is 600/month. so if you had a roomie, that'd be 325 each. and such.

just thought i'd throw that out there.

suffocated From: suffocated Date: May 7th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: two thoughts, one on either side...

aren't you sweet. at any rate, i wanna get out of where i am now, so worst comes to worse, and i don't get into school, i may still take you up on that offer. (the 2nd one)
trick From: trick Date: May 7th, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)


yeah, it was a bit too big for us right now...but it'd be so cool to have someone we know down there. and they're being really picky on who gets to rent it...
ok, so my reasons are selfish. it has a backyard and i want nothing more than to have that be pretty and help make it pretty (as opposed to being a place where the neighbor's drinking buddies collect ten million beer bottles).
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