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Hampton vs. Winston-Salem State University

dptstudent1

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    I have been accepted to both Hampton University and Winston-Salem State University. I am having a hard time deciding on which would be the best program to enter. I am from back west and am not super familiar with either area or University other that what I have researched online. FYI I am married and have one kid, and the most important things to me are affordability and a good safe place for my family. It is almost impossible to figure out exactly how much the 3 year program will cost, but from the research I have done it seems like Hampton U will be right around $45,000-$50,000 and that Winston-Salem will be right around $50,000-$52,000 given that I get in-state tuition after the first year. From what I have seen online the cost of living in Winston-Salem is far cheaper than it is in Hampton. It sounds to me like both areas have some bad areas and nicer areas that you could live in. If anyone who lives near those areas or has more insight would like to chip in and inform me on your opinion it would be much appreciated.
     
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    I am married and got into Hampton University too. I also noted early on that the university is in a more expensive and not the safest area. It is a commute, but we are planning on living on the Williamsburg-Newport News border. It is safe and cheaper for a married apartment. Keep in mind with Hampton there are other grants you can get from the state of Virginia that will lower the tuition
     

    Ttran23

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      Winston-Salem will be right around $50,000-$52,000 given that I get in-state tuition after the first year.


      I don't fathom this part of your question, can you elaborate more? Changing from out-of-state to in-state after first year?
       

      DesertPT

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        I don't fathom this part of your question, can you elaborate more? Changing from out-of-state to in-state after first year?

        Sometimes it is possible to establish residency by the time second year starts by getting a driver's license in that state, showing water/electric bills, etc. A lot of states now require you to have paid taxes in that state, which could be a little tricky but may be easier if you have a spouse that works while you are in school...
         
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