Metrogirl - Living in a group house is def the way to go if you're trying to keep the cost down on living. Check out craigslist.com for houses for rent/roommates, landlords and tenants usually start posting around June/July. The house I lived in 2 years ago with a group of girls in Arlington we found on Craigslist and my rent was only $760 in a 4br 3ba house.
I live in a house now off of Wilson Blvd in Ballston and my rent without utilities is 1000 a month.. so total for each month, I pay around 1200-1400 on "living." This varies due to VA's water bill - it comes every 3mo and it's a hefty one. Also add Falls Church to your neighboring areas, it's like 5 miles down the road and sits on the orange metro line like Arlington. The city of Arlington is pretty small, so if you lived in a neighboring town and can access the metro, you're golden. If you are going to commute, the Ballston mall has a parking garage and you can purchase a monthly parking ticket so you don't have to worry about street parking... which is limited, all the time.
I got my letter saying all my documents were in and ready to be reviewed for MU. I'm a little confused if I missed the first review date or not.. I had all my documents in before the week of Feb 15th but my letter was dated Feb 22. I am getting really nervous/anxious about finding out from schools. Oh, and I thought the TEAS test was only for students who didn't have a BS degree?
Does anyone know how much tuition is for Marymount? I'm trying to figure out which school would be the cheapest option. I'm already sitting on school loans, so I'd prefer not to take out a huge loan if I get accepted to a cheaper school.
Good luck everyone! :)