prezidentv8 wrote:AngryAvocado wrote:I don't even think my mom would allow me to live at home for my own sake. Law school or not, these are some of the prime years of your life. You'll never be able to live your mid-twenties again, and enjoying these years is well worth the extra couple hundred I'll spend a month paying off loans (if that).
By the way, I got through 4 years of undergrad spending ~12k total for CoL (and I was hardly the epitome of frugality). Granted, living someplace urban would likely double or even triple that, but 60k COL over three years=you're doing it wrong. Live with a roommate (or 3), learn to make some inexpensive meals that will feed you 2-3 times each attempt, and find some places with good drink specials for crying out loud.
So, you spent $3,000 a year in living expenses?! How did you manage that, at a school in the third world?!
It wasn't a bustling metropolis, but wasn't exactly rural either (T30 public). I'll admit that it probably would have come out to about ~15-16k if my parents didn't occasionally chip in for rent and such. The biggest expense was obviously rent, but we found a place for <$1000 and split it 4 ways. Aside from that, I just ate cheap and did almost no extraneous shopping. To be honest, I'll probably be a little less concerned about CoL expenses in law school than I was in UG.
Regardless, the point was that you can live on your own (at many places, at least) without taking on a crippling amount of debt.