AvatarMeelo wrote:For the folks that live at home: are you guys happy to have saved however much by commuting from home? Or if you had to do it over, would you try to find a place closer to campus (rip wallet)?
I chose to live close to campus even though I could have lived at my parents’ house. I am beyond happy with my decision. I can get to campus in less than 10 minutes which makes it so easy to get to school whenever I need to. It’s just convenient and it saves me so much time, which gives me more time for studying/relaxing/sleeping. I think that’s invaluable during 1L.
However, I’m not going into debt from choosing to live in the city. I have classmates that live at home and they don’t seem to mind it. I have more classmates that chose to live in the city to be closer to school when they could have lived at home. I don’t know what their personal financial situations are though.
Best advice: if it’s financially possible for you to live close to campus I would absolutely do that.