I just discovered I'm going to have a really tough time living with the UVA budget. I asked the host I'm staying with and he said they absolutely won't increase the budget to accomodate car payments (he had the same problem himself). That makes for a very big problem for me. Is there any way I can borrow more money than the law school budget???I don't like the idea of racking up a credit card balance. Are there any other options? (Besides selling non-fancy car.)
I thought of that. I looked up the Blue Book value and it'd be about an even trade...but it would make buying the car a big loss since buying a new car only makes financial sense if you keep the car for a long time (which is my plan). ... I'd rather eat ramen noodles and cheerios than not have a car. ... Obviously there's the Visa Fellowship, but I'm hoping to find a roommate or two and then manage to get by.I'll talk to the financial aid people to see if they will (a) increase my budget, (b) direct me to some way I can borrow more through a private lender.
a) look for an educational lender who doesnt do the 'max is budget-financial aid' crapb) take out another private loan that is not specifically for studentschools def budget for transportation but i dont think they expect you to be paying off a car, which is stupid bc a lot of people move to new places that need cars. some schools also overbudget and will leave you a little bit more cash (this is for those at other schools i guess).