To address the main topic, it's a flat out lie that you get in-state tuition anywhere at all if you live in DC.
Not for law school. Yes. We covered this. But for undergrad, we do. It's not that the state/institution gives the money, but Congress appropriates funds for it.
DC Gov't Website wrote:
District residents may use DC TAG to at attend any one of the more than 2,500 public colleges and universities in the nation. The award is paid directly to the institution and is equal to the difference between the in-state and the out-of-state tuition (up to $10,000 per year).
How is Arlington terrible compared to a city that had the highest murder rate in the nation?
Please, if you're not A) selling drugs, B) in a gang, or C) a convenience store/liquor store/chinese food worker in Southeast DC you're not going to get murdered.
I'm in Alexandria, paying 750 w/ utilities included. Why anyone would want to live in DC is beyond me...expensive, boring, and dangerous.
The person from Alexandria just called DC boring? What do you do, hang out at the Target on Route 1?
Besides, I pay $1175 for a one bedroom plus den with all utilities included half a block from Metro. The neighborhood is slightly transitional, but my wife and I can walk to Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights if we want to.
Oh, and you have to walk everywhere because the entire city is inept.
I drive to work every day... and I drive all over the city... plus America needs to walk a ton more than it does.
Not to mention the food sucks, it's unbearably hot in the summer, it's kinda cold in the winter but doesn't snow (pointless), everywhere you go, you run into these people who think they are important because they work for XYZ in Congress...
So in Alexandria, all of ten minutes away, the food is better, it's cooler in summer, warmer in winter, and people are less self-important? The entire Republican side of the Hill lives in Arlington/Alexandria. Plus the whole Heritage Foundation staff.
And the kicker? If you're inbetween college and law school, all you had to do was move 10 minutes in either direction and you'd have preferential treatment at a number of schools.
Plus a heck of a car tax, in Virginia at least. I'm not nearly so much of a Maryland hater.
Whoohoo, University of Maryland. UVA is fine, but I'm not willing to move to Virginia for a slight tuition discount and an admissions bump. Besides, it felt like a fifth year of college when I visited -- I'm definitely not headed for Virginia law.
Wow, we're really off-topic.