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Old Dec 02, 2012, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Tail Spin1 View Post
Don't quote me on this but I think they are about $2000 per semester. I think it would be a break even point until you factor in the wear on the car and then the dorm wins easy.
I can only tell you what California schools are is $7k per semester for the dorm. That includes meals 7 days a week for the 15 week semesters.

Frankly, if she's driving 75 miles each way x 5 days a week for a 15 week semester it'd cost $6150 for car expenses. Don't fool yourself to think that the cost of driving is only the gas. The government lets us expense $0.55 per mile because that's about what it costs.

So....the dorm is looking like a pretty good deal. If she's really broke...ask the school for financial aid.
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