So Maine and the graduate studies program associated with it are turning out to be surprisingly difficult.
Full ride: Check
Teaching position: Check
Monthly stipend: Check
Funds to move out there so I can partake in all of this academic goodness: Bueller...Bueller...Bueller...........
Seriously it should not be this difficult. I worked hard to obtain the things that I have. It's beyond frustrating feeling like I can't partake in what I've earned because I don't have money to get out to Maine. I can't feel OK turning down these amazing awards and positions simply because I haven't the ability to MOVE!
Turns out though, moving to the completely opposite side of the country is more expensive than anticipated.
First two months rent (since I won't get my first stipend, grants or possible loans til mid September):$1200+
Food to live on for two months:$400+
Attending Graduate school while simultaneously not living in a homeless shelter:Priceless.