2+ Year Member
- Dec 29, 2015
Hello, I’m applying to schools soon and I am very nervous about this entire living arrangement thing. Using UT Houston for example, according to the website, they estimate rent costs to be about 900 a month. All of the listings I’ve looked at that I would be interested in at around 1300 a month. Not including utilities. It says transportation costs should be around 200 a month including insurance, and gas. My insurance alone is 268 a month (I had a few too many speeding tickets). I understand that you have to live modestly, but is it possible to get loans above your schools COA? I can’t imagine that every student there who doesn’t have outside help is living with a roommate or in squalor. Also, is it hard to rent from people when your source of income is student loans? I’m single, and my parents aren’t going to be much help. Sorry, I hope these aren’t silly questions.