Hey everyone! Well, this morning I spoke with a admissions rep from the Atlantic Culinary Academy in New Hampshire. And I'm still deciding which school is the best fit for me. Being that I'm more than 60 miles away from the school, she conducted the interview over the phone. I'm still new when it comes dealing with Culinary Schools, and I have mixed feelings about the program. The program offers an associates degree in Culinary Arts from McLntosh College, (which I am looking for), plus a certificate from the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program. The program is a total of 15 months. The tuition is $39,500., plus an additional $3250 for books and supplies. But what has me worried is besides getting enough loans to cover the tuition is the living situation. Being that I'm over 200 miles away from the school, I was counting on living in the dorms, but I was told I couldn't. There was a cut off of 25 yr. old, over that age, you can't stay there, and I'm 32. So now I'm looking at finding a room or becoming a roommate in the town of Dover. So now, I'm worried about that. I knew I had to work on the side, but I was counting on using the money I made to live off of and send some home to my wife to help ease the bills there. I voiced my concerns to the rep and she was a little pushy, and I know that's her job, but I can't see taking on more bills when I'm gonna be up to my neck in then to begin with. Does anyone have any advice? Have any of you been through or are going through the same situation? I would really love your input. Thank you so much, good night.
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2/10/07 at 6:47pm