« on: July 05, 2005, 02:19:21 PM »
I'm about to put in my acessgroup request for my loan amount request. This number obviously has to reflect the money I'll spend over the year. Please tell me if you can think of anything that I'm missing:
-Rent (utilities are included in the place I found, and it's furnished, so that's not an issue either)
-Phone (landline, in case I want dialup internet--I'll be in the boonies, so DSL/cable is not an option. Plus, it's too expensive to justify when I have wireless at school 3 miles away).
-Cell Phone (this is a fixed expense)
-Food (I went on the high side and estimated about $14 per day. Again, I'll be in a "rural" setting, but will have access to walmart, so I figure $14/day is more than enough, and I can use the excess money on miscellaneous things).
-Gas/maintenance for my car (car is paid off, so there is no monthly payment)
-Insurance (both medical & for my car)
-Everything else that comes with law school as it appears in the financial aid "Total Cost of Attendance" figure (books, fees, tech fees, tuition, bar fee, etc..)
Am I missing anything here? I don't have any previous loans from my undergraduate b/c I didn't have to borrow, so I'm not used to figuring out how much I should get in loans.
Any comments would be well received.