It seems that most 1L's have to take our loans to cover their living expenses, etc. When applying for an apartment how do you explain income or do you inform the landlord that you're going to pay your rent with student loans? Also would you stay in your current home if moving closer to your school meant you would pay double the rent? I currently live two hours away from the law school that I will be attending in the fall. I'd like to move closer to the law school because I think the 2 hour each way commute would be detrimental to my studies? Any suggestions would be appreciated.