Aj M :
Hey! So I’m a 17 year old guy who lives in Northern MS, which is 12 miles south of Memphis. I have the greatest parents ever! They are awesome, down to earth, and I love them very much. My mom’s sister, my aunt, and I are only 8 years apart in age. She is like my sister and is my best friend; we are very close. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas. They both went to college: she is a Nurse Practitioner and he is an Attorney. I have visited Austin twice in the last year and I LOVE it! I love how modern and forward thinking they are. I have been accepted to Ole Miss and Texas State University. My problem is this: I don’t know what to do! If I went to Ole Miss, I would be able to see my parents every weekend because I live only an hour from the campus. If I go to Texas State, I would live with my aunt (she isn’t going to charge me anything, I’ll have my own room and bathroom, and she is going to pay me allowance!). This way I won’t have to pay for room/board, which will cut down the costs some since I will be an out-of-state student the first year. Will I still be able to make friends even though I’m not staying on campus? My parents are always telling me that two families can’t live under one roof. Is this true? Do you think it is wise for me to move in with her and my uncle? It will just be us three. I don’t want to upset my parents by moving out, but I’m going to have to do it someday, correct? What should I do?! I am so stresses out about this. I just want to know here I’m going so I can enjoy the summer! Thanks for all your help in advance
Also, at Ole Miss I would be paying about $5500 the first year after all my financial aid. And I don’t know about Texas State yet, but if I live with my aunt, I won’t have to pay more than 7 or $8000. Are the loans worth it?