Jan 6, 2014, 4:52 PM
Post #143 of 147
I am joining this thread rather late but, I figured any advice is good advice.
Concerning living on 17k a year, yes it is extremely difficult, but possible. I have been living IN Los Angeles, Hollywood, North Hollywood, Encino, Burbank, for the past three years. I am assuming the living expenses are similar in Los Angeles and Irvine. I came out here a month after I graduated and I was making about 17k a year for the first two years I lived out here. I did have roommates. I did not have money for luxuries, however, being independent, I did have health insurance (including dental) gym membership, bought organic food, and the occasional recreational outing or luxury. Don't bump a prospective school off your list based off of difficulty. I think it's possible and if you want to make it work you will find a way.
I am also applying for UC Irvine.