Law School move-in expenses

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rundoxierun
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Law School move-in expenses

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:19 pm

There is a good chance I will be moving to law school with a significant other to whom Im not married. This removes the possibility of school provided housing at a lot of schools since I will need housing year round and she will not be a student. Due to this, Im trying to get an idea on move-in expenses at certain schools that dont cater to my housing needs. Anyone able to help me out with this?? I've never lived in an off-campus situation so I have no idea.

The schools I am applying to, and would run into this problem at, are:

Univ. of Chicago(not clear if they allow single students to share apartments with non-students)
Univ. of Michigan
UC-Berk
Duke
Vandy

Thanks to anyone that can help.

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entrechatsix
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Re: Law School move-in expenses

Postby entrechatsix » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:40 pm

do you mean the expenses of moving your stuff or how much rent will cost?

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Re: Law School move-in expenses

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:56 pm

rent, utility turn on, deposits, etc. whatever it takes to get into an apartment (not including moving since that obviously varies.

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Re: Law School move-in expenses

Postby Great Satchmo » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:02 pm

The schools, if you are looking off-campus, will all be the same aside from the amount of rent you can expect to pay.

If you have crappy credit, you may need to make a deposit on your utilities...but I don't think that happens all that often.

Otherwise, usually to move in to a place you pay first month's rent and security deposit (which I usually figure is about the amount of a month's rent, depending on the place).

I've seen a lot of places that require first + last months' rent, and security deposit but I seem to remember hearing that was a no-no in CA.

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Re: Law School move-in expenses

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:23 pm

Great Satchmo wrote:The schools, if you are looking off-campus, will all be the same aside from the amount of rent you can expect to pay.

If you have crappy credit, you may need to make a deposit on your utilities...but I don't think that happens all that often.

Otherwise, usually to move in to a place you pay first month's rent and security deposit (which I usually figure is about the amount of a month's rent, depending on the place).

I've seen a lot of places that require first + last months' rent, and security deposit but I seem to remember hearing that was a no-no in CA.


hmm.. first month, last month, and security deposit. So around 3,300 for an 1,100 dollar apt. Thats encouraging, Im planning on trying to put 4,000 aside from my summer internship.




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