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Old 04-19-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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Ok, I'm thinking ahead.. my daughter will be graduating high school in 4 years. She wants to come to Pepperdine. I understand they have a discount for children of employees, which is amazing. I've worked for the University of Texas at Austin for 20+ years and we get nothing. However, to get this benefit from Pepperdine, I would need to get my behind out there and start working there. It's just me and her. She would have to attend high school in California and I would have to commute to campus. Any suggestions on where to live that isn't crazy money and is a good enough area for high school and the commute wouldn't be obscene? I've read on previous posts that I should look around Las Virgenes in Calabasas. Any other suggestions? I'd like to stay around $1500 mo max if that's even possible. Thank you!!!
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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$1500 may get you a 1 bedroom apartment in woodland hills or agoura hills, but probably a pretty crummy one at that. could you handle sharing a 1br apartment with your teenage daughter? pepperdine is a beautiful school, but even with a discount it's probably still more expensive than in-state tuition at UT.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:51 AM
 
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$1500 may get you a 1 bedroom apartment in woodland hills or agoura hills, but probably a pretty crummy one at that. could you handle sharing a 1br apartment with your teenage daughter? pepperdine is a beautiful school, but even with a discount it's probably still more expensive than in-state tuition at UT.
And it's a less prestigious school as well.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:55 AM
 
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She was born in Austin and has no desire to attend school here, unfortunately.. I get it, though. I guess having all that goes with my job handed to her makes her not as appreciative of what UT Austin could be for her like it would those coming from other places. But, my understanding is she could get 50% off tuition there and another 5% for every year I worked there. So, it would be worth it. I would have to sacrifice everything I have to do this. Everything. I did find a nice place called Lexington Agoura Hills.. 1 bedroom looked nice. I don't know. I wouldn't really have that much to work with coming out there, per California standards. I just need a good high school system and a good place to commute from that isn't too far away.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:33 AM
 
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She was born in Austin and has no desire to attend school here, unfortunately.. I get it, though. I guess having all that goes with my job handed to her makes her not as appreciative of what UT Austin could be for her like it would those coming from other places. But, my understanding is she could get 50% off tuition there and another 5% for every year I worked there. So, it would be worth it. I would have to sacrifice everything I have to do this. Everything. I did find a nice place called Lexington Agoura Hills.. 1 bedroom looked nice. I don't know. I wouldn't really have that much to work with coming out there, per California standards. I just need a good high school system and a good place to commute from that isn't too far away.
Sacrificing "everything you have" for this is a terrible idea. You don't even know if she would be accepted.

I'm not a parent so I can't even tell someone how I raise my kids, much less theirs, but you seriously need a wake up call.

If your daughter wants to go to Pepperdine that badly tell her to apply, get accepted, get scholarship $ and take out student loans.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:48 AM
 
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Pepperdine has only around a 35% acceptance rate. That is not high- yea better than UCLA but still low. Even if you could get a job there, what if she's not accepted to the school? You'd uproot everything for a maybe? Although, I will admit if they really do give a 50% plus and extra 5% for every year that is a lot off tuition.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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She was born in Austin and has no desire to attend school here, unfortunately.. I get it, though. I guess having all that goes with my job handed to her makes her not as appreciative of what UT Austin could be for her like it would those coming from other places. But, my understanding is she could get 50% off tuition there and another 5% for every year I worked there. So, it would be worth it. I would have to sacrifice everything I have to do this. Everything. I did find a nice place called Lexington Agoura Hills.. 1 bedroom looked nice. I don't know. I wouldn't really have that much to work with coming out there, per California standards. I just need a good high school system and a good place to commute from that isn't too far away.


Plus, no offense but what teenager in high school is going to want to share a room with her parent?
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Pepperdine has only around a 35% acceptance rate. That is not high- yea better than UCLA but still low.
And ranks much lower than UCLA. Not worth moving, IMHO. Also, uprooting a high school aged child, to southern CA no less, would be a daunting task....especially if you don't have to.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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..around Las Virgenes in Calabasas. I'd like to stay around $1500 mo max if that's even possible.
Not possible. A 2-bedroom in Calabasas is about $2,200. Same for Agoura Hills.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:45 PM
 
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Thanks, NightlySparrow.. I was just going by the info in a previous thread from a year ago when a gal was looking for info on places. Just thinking if I went to work there, it could mean substantial discount for her and we'd both be near people we love. It wouldn't be that much of an adjustment since we have very close friends in Oxnard and Hermosa.. I'm just curious about places to live that would be a decent commute in a decent area for a decent amount. I know the cost equivalence is different, although Austin is becoming pretty out of control these days. I am just interested in ideas, thanks.
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