Hi. So i committed to west chester U and I was accepted as a commuter student. It’s about a 30-35 minute drive, not a big deal for me. I live with just my mother and our dog(haha). Commutting will cost me around $5k/year and living in a dorm will cost around 13k/year. Financials isn’t a huge issue for me but I would obviously love to not have any loans. I was always thinking about commuting until the past month or so. My best friend since 1st grade wants to dorm together, and I don’t know what to do. I want to be somewhat involved on campus (intramural sports, maybe sga) but I don’t want to leave my mother all by herself, not to mention what we are going to do with our dog. while no one is home until 4-5ish. thoughts?