Solistus wrote:rinkrat19 wrote:Solistus wrote:TripTrip wrote:Without a doubt, the housing tour was the most beneficial part of the weekend. If you're attending NU and didn't get to go, get in contact with StudentSpace.
Why StudentSpace? I looked at their listings online and wasn't really impressed, so I've been browsing padmapper and craigslist mostly.
StudentSpace is useful if you want to live right near campus. Some people do, some don't. It's just personal preference.
Yeah, that's what it looked like. I don't know how anyone can fit a $1400+ rent into that student loan budget, though. $14k is supposed to cover food and rent for the year.
It's a 9-month budget. Some people stretch it to a full year, but most people either do more loans/SFPIF grants for summer, or paid positions (mostly 1Ls don't get paid positions, although it's not as rare as I thought it was supposed to be.)
Also, you can get studios in McClurg/Onterie for a bit less than $1400. Mine is $1325, and I know people paying $1250.