At what point should I begin seriously looking for apartments? My orientation starts in mid August, and I am close enough to the city I will be attending school (New York to Philly) that I could go multiple weekends. I have never had to do this before, so I'm wondering when most people start looking.
Also, at what point do our Stafford loan funds become availabe? (More to the point, will I have to pay the deposits out of pocket?)
Any advice is greatly appreciated!