bk1 wrote:Samara wrote:Oh, I was under the impression that people took the COA amount and stretched it out to cover the whole calendar year. Thus, the summer money would be "free money." And OP would be staying put for 1L summer. Is this not what people typically do?
Some people have leftover, but I don't think the majority or even close to it have enough to cover the entire summer. If you stretched NU's CoA to 12 months it would be 1500/month. It is possible to live within that amount but I think very few do, especially if they live close to the school.
Really? Huh. I guess I didn't look at it too closely since I will also have a spousal income. Of course, that means no roommates. Ugh, Chicago is so expensive.