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Old 04-25-2018, 04:25 AM
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Should I even bother....?

Guys, I couldn't sleep over the fact that this dorm thing for uni is gonna cost $7,749 per semester, which adds up to little under $62k in the 4 years. I am considering putting 320,000 miles on the CG, driving 250 miles one trip, which adds to 500 miles round trip per day for 4 days each week. However, doing this calculation, I'd still be half the cost of what I'd be paying for dorm in gas, oil, and tire costs (excluding other repairs). Would this be a good idea or not?
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Re: Should I even bother....?

Time is money and what is your time worth driving vs cost of living. College ain't cheap. You gotta pay to play.

I'm no desk jockey and like to work with my hands. But I chose to go the zero debt route doing the electrical trade. 100k a year with 21% of gross wages into a pension what I chose.
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Re: Should I even bother....?

250 miles one way?
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Re: Should I even bother....?

500 miles a day sounds like hell. you'd have to change your oil every 6 days, if you still use conventional stuff and go by 3k miles. can't say a 6g accord would last 320k without some big repairs either, let alone an additional 320k to whatever you already have.
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No way in hell would I drive 500 miles a day.
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Re: Should I even bother....?

why dorm? just get an off-campus apartment....
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Re: Should I even bother....?

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why dorm? just get an off-campus apartment....
Ditto.

Might be a reason why he did not mention that though. I'm sure he considered that option.
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Re: Should I even bother....?

The amount of time driving 3+ hours each way would be better spent getting a part time job to offset the costs of room and board.

Like others have said, gettting roommates and offsetting the cost of rent and utilities would help too, but not all schools let freshman live off campus.
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Re: Should I even bother....?

Also you are not going to do well in school if
You are spending 6 hours of the day driving to and from home. That time should be spent studying and doing homework.
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