Many College Students Are Commuters, Too
Byline: Tara Malone
Debra Cromie knew what she wanted - and a dorm with a communal bathroom just wasn't it.
She wanted the academic rigor of a college education.
She wanted classes to prepare her to be a special education teacher.
But she wasn't about to surrender the comforts of her Mount Prospect bedroom and home-cooked meals to get them.
That Cromie would have to pay roughly $6,550 to live on campus and away from home further cemented her decision to stay there.
"Life is too good at home to leave," Cromie joked.
Now 20, Cromie begins her junior year at Elmhurst College as she's begun the two others: commuting from home.
Cromie joins the ranks of college students who pursue their studies …
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Publication information: Article title: Many College Students Are Commuters, Too. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: September 1, 2007. Page number: 11. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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