I’m going to answer this question as simply as I possibly can because I don’t know enough about your situation to make any fair assumptions.
If by “taking 10k,” you mean that’s all you have on you and in your bank account, it may:
There are just so many things to consider! I’m not the kind of person who is comfortable living paycheck-to-paycheck, so I’m trying to give you some sort of expense-cushion in my answer.
This is the part where I imagine a (not really)worst-case scenario and throw random numbers in: If your contribution to rent is $1,000/month and you’re making $10/hour (minimum wage is $10.55, but I’m trying to make the math easy for myself) AND you’re working 40-hour weeks, you’ll be making ~$1,600 (before taxes). Which means your net monthly take-home is ~$600 (before taxes, and not including utilities or food or other bills or fun). Is that okay with you?
I realize this isn’t one of my more helpful responses - so sorry! BUT You’ve done your homework on the city, so I’m sure you’ll thrive here! =) Just come as prepared as possible, is all I’m saying!
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If SFSU is your dream school, then apply! =) There are always financial aid and work-study opportunities (it’s not that difficult to find a part-time job in the city, as long as you’re not too picky). I’m sure you’ve already thought this through, but also make sure that you want to attend the school for reasons other than location (know what majors/courses SF State has to offer).
Point is, go for it! It’s always good to be practical, but just know that solutions to college costs do exist (i.e. live with roommates, get a part-time job, buy used books, etc.).
Best of luck! =)
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Of course not! =) It’s made up of a fun, vibrant community that welcomes anyone and everyone. The neighborhood is pretty safe, the nightlife is fantastic, and there lots of great cafes (ahem, Cafe Flore)!
Really, you could live in any part of the city and still experience life in the Castro.
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I hope you don’t mind that I’m practically copying and pasting from a previous answer I gave.
Best of luck! I hope you love it here as much as I do. =)