Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I don't make any money. Any. I work minimum wage at a Mexican restaurant, and can barely save any money. What I do save is used to pay my housing, which of course I have to pay on my own. Yet since my parents make a six-figure salary the university thinks that I can afford to pay to go to school here, which I can't.
I currently have two loans and am only in freshman year! FAFSA did not help, nor did the scholarships I applied to. My advice is to go through the motions and apply for FAFSA and Cal Grants, but go the extra mile: apply for as many scholarships as humanly possible.
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Advice for students:
La Jolla, being an extremely gentrified area, is very expensive to afford, although it's worth it if you can find five or six other people to split the rent with. We have an excellent public transportation system that runs past all the major student apartment area- Nobel, Arriba, Costa Verde, etc.