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Old 02-10-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If you go to community college for a year or two, by the time your done you would have established in-state tuition. Santa Monica College boasts the highest transfers to UCLA in the LA area. It's pretty cheap tuition. Same price as in-state tuition in other states. Pasadena is a nice area to move to as well. It has a good and pretty huge community college. PCC also boast a high-transfer rate to UCLA.
I think, if I read her original posting she probably has finished her first 2 years or close. She has been working on her degree for 3 years, most likely, even part time she wouldn't gain much by going to CC.

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Old 02-10-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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Be aware that an affordable place might have yearly rent increases.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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Be aware that an affordable place might have yearly rent increases.
Are you only allowed to sign a one year lease? I'm not familiar with the renting aspects with California but in Las Vegas you usually have the option of a 6 month, 1 year, 18 month, or 2 year lease. Is this not the case in California????
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Are you only allowed to sign a one year lease? I'm not familiar with the renting aspects with California but in Las Vegas you usually have the option of a 6 month, 1 year, 18 month, or 2 year lease. Is this not the case in California????
What that person means is that your rent may increase upon lease renewal. You can have month-to-month, six month, or one year lease options in California, it just depends on the place you rent from. Although, I also have noticed places with lower rents will charge more per month if you sign below a year lease (not every place, but it's something I have noticed with some places).
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Are you only allowed to sign a one year lease? I'm not familiar with the renting aspects with California but in Las Vegas you usually have the option of a 6 month, 1 year, 18 month, or 2 year lease. Is this not the case in California????
normally it is 1 year but some are as short as 6 months. The shorter, the higher the price might be. Rents can not increase as long as you have a lease, until the lease expires. What is being said is: you might see something that looks good and is not at all expensive just to see the price sky rocket after the lease has expired and then you will have to find something else in your price range.

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Old 02-12-2011, 01:38 AM
 
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USC is a private school, so it will not matter whether you are a California resident or not. The only thing that may count in your favor living in California and trying for USC is that I think they have a program that gives preference to people living within 100 miles of the school.

And while out of state tuition may be cheaper at a community college, until you are considered a resident of California by the school, you will pay out of state tuition. Just keep that in mind. Nine credit hours will be around $2,000 a semester. (But probably cheaper than UCLA, just something for you to keep in mind.)

2011 cost estimates for USC are 56,000 a year (including housing)....it never gets cheaper for residents..and goes up each year

sure glad our kid grad 20 years ago!!
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:02 AM
 
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I can't believe no one brought up that 7K is not enough money to move to LA on.

That will be gone in no time.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:23 AM
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Location: Wasatch Front Leaving for Northern California
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I agree. 7 Grand will be gone in two months flat.

OP - you say your area of study is informatics? You would save yourself time and money by going here:

Biomedical Informatics :: The University of Utah

And you'd even afford YOUR OWN PLACE.

You're like going from the frying pan into the fire.

Take if from someone who knows - we left LA - 20 years ago.

NO LOOKING BACK.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:28 AM
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Location: Katy,TX.
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Just make sure you turn off the light when you leave Vegas
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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Exclamation new job website

I was recently unemployed looking for jobs, and I realized that there are a lot of good job hunting websites out there. I found a new site called employist.com. There were all kinds of job postings and classifieds on there..most in los angeles, but even if you aren't from la, there might have been a few in there. They have a simple feature where you can upload your resume for employers to see (for free and no signup required) and that helped me a lot!

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