are you living off of loans or anything though? There's no way we could live off of 26k here.
No loans. I'm not trying to put myself in debt to go to school. I get a grant that pays for classes and books. I work full time too. It's just me and my daughter living off of what I make. We survive. And believe me, Washington State isn't cheap. It's not NY expensive, but it's definitely not cheap.