i'm wondering if any of the current students (or soon-to-be) can help me out with this one: is getting a job to pay for rent/gas/food/public transportation a reality? i have an apartment outside the city of Philadelphia right now, and may stay in it for vet school, but i'd rather be in the city and bike to school every day. i'm worried about affording it though. is everything done on loans while you're a student? parents pay? are there enough hours in a day to work for $400-$500 a month? i've found a 4 bedroom for $800 just 2 miles from penn, and would be ecstatic to live that close for so cheap, but i'm completely on my own here. (yes my mom loves me very much, but i'm not going to ask her to foot this bill.) i, like most of us i'm sure, am no stranger to hard work and long hours, but i'd like to hear from anyone who has done it or is doing it during vet school.