I have two in college again this year; at an eastern christian college. The tuition is almost too much to bear. Added to this is the weekly demands for spending money and housing expense. Travel and vehicle expense makes us very poor as parents. The end result will, I am sure, be worth it as my second job salary goes almost entirely toward the university for them both... I wonder though if college administrators know how hard college is on parents?
Going into my second year. I stayed in the dorms last year, and this year a friend and I are going to be renting an apartment together (move in early Sept cause it's occupied right now). Dorms weren't so bad and I'm glad I spent a year in them, but it's time for something new.