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[Nov. 8th, 2008|04:34 pm]
What is the student housing like in FIDM LA and will loans cover that? I need to figure out if I would rather just get a roommate and live on my own or if living through the school would be best as long as loans will cover the cost.

[User Picture]From: jessica_sawyer
2008-11-09 04:29 am (UTC)
don't go through housing, it's sooooooooo expensive. get a private student loan and it'll cover the costs of you having an apartment, find a roomie on facebook or myspace or whatever, and have your own room (in student housing you have to share) i didn't do student housing, but so many people i talk to hate it. i found my roomie on facebook, and it's working out great.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-10-20 12:59 am (UTC)
How did you find a roomie? I was accepted to FIDM last week, so I'm trying to figure out my living arrangements. Housing in LA's ridiculous. Are you commuting? About how much is your rent split?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-11-13 06:42 pm (UTC)
I went to FIDM and have friends who are currently in student housing and they say it really works for them. One of my friends has a great roommate and since she is from out of state she finds it very helpful to have someone around to kind of guide her in and around the FIDM campus and L.A!
My friend tried the apartment thing and that didn't work out to well because she had to deal with finding a place pretty far from campus just to make ends meet and then her transportation to and from her place got pretty pricey after awhile, so she decided to apply for student housing. FIDM provides free transportation to and from major student housing locations in their own private shuttles and there are always a lot of people taking the shuttle at all hours of the day There are even student housing locations within walking distance of the campus and guards are always on hand to walk you to and from your place or to your car if you prefer driving.
Hope this helps! :)
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From: fidmgirl
2009-01-26 07:32 pm (UTC)

FIDM Housing

I actually did both, lived in student housing and then with a roomie. I came from a small town and student housing was a great way to get to know other FIDM students outside of school in a safe surrounding. I also was able to have some help getting to know Los Angeles since some of my roomates friends were from the area. A lot of the locations including mine were walking distance from campus! The school has this cool FIDM bus system that takes you to your student housing place and to some of yoru off campus classes to. The guards are nice enough to walk you to your car or your apartment if you need...

Living on my own was great too! I know the pricing for student housing is workable in some cases in that student loans, FIDM scholarships or work study could cover some of the costs. Also there are housing lists at the school and sometimes on the Facebook FIDM page with students looking for roomies, apartments to rent or student housing to consider...Try all those and never get discouraged especially if FIDM is something you really want to do. I had a blast there and the advisors really help you figure out how to make things work financially and housing wise. Where there is a will there is a way and it's worth taking the time to talk to an advisor at FIDM by going to www.fidm.edu to make an appointment today!

Hope this helps:)
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[User Picture]From: alexmustang
2010-10-06 05:20 am (UTC)

Leave Me a l o n e (part II)

I always recommend home-alone living cause there are always issues and stuff causing discomfort and problems around, there is always a harddddd task to find someone you can trust. Once I had to rent one of these Winnipeg apartments on my own in order to keep myself away from shabby room mates or alcoholic housemates.
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