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How does one pay for cal poly?

KonaLuvKonaLuv Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
edited February 2012 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
I'm a transfer that had just been accepted, so I'll be starting at Cal Poly as a sophomore. I currently live in Orange County, CA and will need to relocate. I filed my FAFSA a few weeks ago, but what kind of a loan do you recommend I take out? Will I need to work a part time job? I'm really hoping I don't have to work and that I can just take out a big student loan! What do you recommend I do?? Thanks!

Oh! And is it cheaper to live on or off campus? Which one do you prefer? Thanks!
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Replies to: How does one pay for cal poly?

  • walwalwalwal Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    If you have the choice between subsidized and unsubsidized loans, definitely go with the subsidized (interest doesn't add up when you're in school).

    Living off-campus can be either cheaper or not depending on what you choose. A house will obviously cost more, but if you're looking for a more cost-efficient apartment, they are generally the same or just slightly less. You really do get what you pay for though. I recommend living on campus for your first year.
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