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Dorm or Commute?

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Photo of those ready for the next chapter of their life. Photo by Oscar Miranda.

Half us are planning on commuting rather than dorming.

According to U.S News, an average of 19% of freshman commute or live off campus.The exciting part of senior year (other than the senior activities) is deciding if you will either dorm or commute. Those who decide to dorm at a public school can expect to pay around $8,877 and those at private schools pay about $10,089. In a random survey of 100 seniors at Morton East, 50 students out of 100 said they will commute.

“I think my freshman year, I’m going to dorm. After I think I’d transfer schools so I will stay at home because dorming is to expensive,” senior Bryan Trejo said.

Bryan isn’t the only one on planning to dorm in college.

“Yes, I do plan on attending college. As of now I plan on dorming there for 4 years,” senior Chilo Rodriguez stated.

But senior Osiel Nuñez will be commuting.

“Yes, I am going to attend college but I will be commuting there. It’s a local college so I will drive there my first 2 years,” he said.

Commuting is the way to go when going to a local college but specially when struggling financially.

“Yeah, I plan on commuting because my family struggles financially so in order to save money I need to commute for my first 2 years. Then transfer to a university and then dorm,” Anonymous.

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Dorm or Commute?