thriller1122 wrote:Checking in... I'm 28, not 30, but I'm married, have two daughters (6 and 7) and have spent enough time enlisted to feel like I'm in my 40s... does that count? Anyways, I'm basically down to deciding between UF and BC. GI bill means tuition shouldn't be a problem (especially at Florida where I know for a fact I'd be going for free). However, I'm super worried about COL. Sure, my wife can work but she has been a stay at home mom for a while and just recently started workin (read: entry level salary while Im in school). I'd really love BC and it is clearly the better school but I do like Florida (the state) much more and it would be easier on the old pocket book. Idealy, I'm not financing anything for the next three years. What are you guys doing with regards to COL?
My wife is a pediatric oncology nurse. She is going to work while I'm in school. GI Bill means I will get some BAH, but she will be our primary breadwinner. Of course, if I get picked up for this IPP FLEP, they will pay my active duty salary the whole time I'm in law school, so we are kind of praying for that.