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A Recipe and Update On College

November 15th, 2017 at 12:27 pm

We had this for dinner last night. It was really good! Lots of chopping, but very healthy. I'm making two other recipes from the website later this week.

The VA Education department has continued to provide us a housing payment of $1112 per month for our oldest daughter. I just made a $200 deposit for next years housing contract. My daughter would like to move off campus, but is having a hard time finding a roommate. There are ways to find roommates, but she would like it to be someone she knows. If we go the on campus route again, she will get a discount for being a returning student. That discount for the fourth years is $1097. She packs her schedule full...18 hours on average, so living on campus saves a lot of time and hassle than living off campus.

Our youngest daughter applied and was accepted to her college of choice. She plans to major in Industrial Engineering. This is in our former midwest state that we are still residents of. We did however have to provide documentation to the school to get her classified as a resident. Luckily, we were approved. They do provide in state tuition for all military members, spouses and children. This college charges a flat fee for 12+ hours, rather than break it down by credit hour. Of course, as an engineering student she will have higher tuition in her junior and senior year.

Specifically tuition and fees for 12+ hours is $4,318 per semester, or $8,636 per year. She did receive two renewable four year scholarships. One is worth $8,000 ($2000 per year) and the other is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year). Very reasonable in my opinion. It's the housing that adds up! I don't have the details on those costs yet, as we have not picked a housing option. I think housing will be less than we pay for our older daughter, so that is a plus! And she will be applying for more scholarships soon, so fingers crossed there is a little more money to assist.

9 Responses to “A Recipe and Update On College”

  1. Carol Says:

    Congratulations on the college acceptance and the scholarships!

  2. Michele Says:

    Wonderful news on all $$ fronts. Congrats

  3. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Is it the same school as DD1? Or different? Soudns very reasonable that she's getting $4500/year off $8636/year tuition. What is the total cost per year if you weren't getting any VA or military benefits? In state I mean? Would it still be reasonable? And would she just live at home if you lived there? Or is it still pretty far away that living on campus would be a must.

    In some states yes it's a state school but if your parents live on the other side of the state, living at home isn't possible right?

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    LAL, no it is not the same school. This is a different state. The total cost per year is what I listed. We will be able to use VA Post 911 GI Bill benefits for three of the semesters. Most likely we will use them in her Junior/Senior year since those will be more expensive. No she would not live at home if we lived there. The university is over 2 hours from our last home and just under an hour from our home previous to that. We don't expect to be moving back to that state until we retire. Although I would love to be closer!

    Unless you live in the town of the university or college, I would think it would be hard to live at home?! Not sure what you meant.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Congrats to her and you for finding scholarships and putting this together for her. Has she completely decided?

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Exactly a 2 hour commute even in state would require I would think moving to the university area. It would be too difficult even with a 1 hour commute to really live at home and save the housing expenses.

    How much is the housing per year? Great deal on tuition. I should have said what is the total cost including housing?

  7. pjmama Says:

    Congrats to your daughter! Sounds like things are coming together. And it's always nice to see more girls go into engineering!

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Housing is going to be much cheaper than for my older daughter. Per academic year it can be as low as $8500 with the full dining plan to as high as $10,000 (which gets closer to what we pay for our older daughter. There are lots of options in between, and eventually even some apartments just off campus still operated by the university without dining plans. We will have her stay on campus the first year, as we know she is more likely to meet people and get involved if she does.

  9. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Great news!

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