swheat wrote:Borhas wrote:swheat wrote:stonepeep wrote:Yeah you're not going to get very much money from either Hastings or Davis. Hastings gave me more than Davis was offering (last year) for what it's worth.
Also cost of living is not that much higher at Hastings - if you live in the East Bay instead of in the city. Something to think about.
yeah I live in the East Bay with roommates and my share comes out to $425/mo. + utilities
BART fare is around $250 per month.
that fare seems kind of of steep
how much BART fare would be spend on average if they stayed at the Tower.
Well I live at the absolute end of the BART line (dublin/pleasanton), and they charge by the distance. I believe I pay $12.00 per day to go to class. It does seem very steep, but if you figure my Rent + BART = around $675/mo., then it is still a bargain compared to the cheapest Tower housing at around $1000/mo. I figure it would cost me around $30.00 per day to drive instead of BART (SUV gets 16 mpg/$6.00 bay bridge/$8.00 Hastings parking garage = around $30/day). Plus BART is faster and I can read most of my cases while sitting there.
If you live in the Tower you likely won't be using BART much. Most of the travel inside SF is done with MUNI trains or buses. BART mostly goes to the East Bay and the SFO airport. I know Hastings has a hugely discounted MUNI monthly pass for students, but I do not know how much it is. I think its like a 50% discount or something.
Er, just to clarify, Hastings doesn't offer any sort of discount on MUNI passes. They're $60 for MUNI-only (no BART access) and a bit higher if you want a pass that gives you access to BART within the city. That's the same rate you get anywhere else you would buy a pass.