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Old 03-30-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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$30K is not going to support you in San Francisco, let alone be enough to pay for tuition at the Academy of Arts _and_ pay rent. My ex-girlfriend used to attend that school and it really is expensive.

I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a long time, making upwards of $80-85K, which was probably barely enough to live decently.

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Old 04-05-2005, 04:55 AM   #3
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Does anyone have any more opinons?

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Old 04-05-2005, 05:07 AM   #4
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Edit: Sorry misread the post. I read options instead of opinion. My suggestion still stands - look for a 3rd option that may appeal to you better.

What about a state sponsored school? Dont they subsidise the cost of tuition a bit? Please note: I am canadian and know jack shit about the american college system. I just remember seeing on Judge Judy the other day bitch about the state sponsoring some guys college education.

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Old 04-05-2005, 05:54 AM   #5
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> I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a long time,
> making upwards of $80-85K, which was probably barely enough
> to live decently.

<img src=smilies/eek5.gif> It simply amazes me how different parts of the country will have such different living costs. Here in Oregon I think you only need less than half that to be living very comfortably...

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Old 04-05-2005, 06:52 AM   #6
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> What about a state sponsored school? Dont they subsidise
> the cost of tuition a bit?

Yea, they are called Communtiy College I guess, not really but all of my tution is paid by financial aid. Only problem is that the community college out here is more like an adult daycare so you really dont learn much of anything, and the highest degree you can get is Associate's, wow you sure can get alot with an Associate's . No disrepect to the people with that type of degree, I just want to get at least a Bachelor's.


ALSO!!!, I only have about 6 credits from the CC in town, is it possible for me to attend a 4 year University or State College without completing all of the general education credits.



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Old 04-06-2005, 05:30 AM   #7
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Dude, that's not enough differential for school vs. non-school. now everybody knows, that college graduates earn a great deal more on the average. But those numbers are bunk.

I'm living here in Utah, where the cost of living is much lower, and the job that I started out with when I moved here from So. Cal in '99 was 32k - without degree. Granted i have some Operations skills in business and i'm a month shy of 30 now, working for a new, smaller company, making about the same, hoping to gain more soon.

But point being, either increase your job hunting prospects for the Cali region or look for a different post-college trade, possibly with work out of the higher-living-standard areas.

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Old 04-06-2005, 06:57 PM   #8
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Do what you love. If you want to be an advertising artist, go for it. Life is to short to take a job you don't want because it pays a little more.
I don't know anything about the school you are talking about, but I know that people who can't hack it will tell you anything about how bad your choices are when you dare to dream. I wish I had figured that out 4 years ago, but I'm getting close to fixing it in my case.
Maybe the shcool you are looking at now is not the best choice and you should do some more research about the degree. But if you want to be an advertising artist, you should be an advertising artist.

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Old 04-06-2005, 11:33 PM   #9
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Hello!

By god i thought you disapeared of the face of the earth! Welcome back

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Old 04-07-2005, 12:04 AM   #10
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> Hello!
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> By god i thought you disapeared of the face of the earth!
> Welcome back

Not dissapeared, just doing other things. I have a much better picture of where my life is going now, so perhaps the change was good. Although that probably had little to do with my abscence from ZMD.

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