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Old 08-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #1186
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Our ds is living at Vista Way and is also in the merchandise area. I called the Disney Housing Operations Program office and they are having some one from the Communication office contact me. I just picked the first number listed in the 2012 Family program guide they gave us. I'll let everyone know if a learn anything.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #1187
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Hi,
Just received a call back from the Communication office. The email will come out once a month and the first one we will receive will be the beginning of Sept.
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Just received a call back from the Communication office. The email will come out once a month and the first one we will receive will be the beginning of Sept.
Thanks!!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #1189
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Just received a call back from the Communication office. The email will come out once a month and the first one we will receive will be the beginning of Sept.
Thanks so much for the info!!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #1190
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Question about $$

My niece is in the middle of applying for the program. My sister has confided in me that she is worried her and her DH wont be able to afford sending her to Orlando. I told her I thought they were paid to work there, she said yes; but all they earn goes to housing.

Can anyone clear this up for me? She doesnt want to upset her daughter and have her think she wont be able to go; but if they cant afford it, she would rather know now.

I was under the impression that they were paid and their housing costs were taking out of their pay. Does anyone have an idea about how much they might pocket monthly after housing costs? I cant imagine they earn nothing but housing costs. What about food and stuff?

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:09 PM   #1191
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My niece is in the middle of applying for the program. My sister has confided in me that she is worried her and her DH wont be able to afford sending her to Orlando. I told her I thought they were paid to work there, she said yes; but all they earn goes to housing.

Can anyone clear this up for me? She doesnt want to upset her daughter and have her think she wont be able to go; but if they cant afford it, she would rather know now.

I was under the impression that they were paid and their housing costs were taking out of their pay. Does anyone have an idea about how much they might pocket monthly after housing costs? I cant imagine they earn nothing but housing costs. What about food and stuff?

Thank you!!!
Our daughter worked 40 hours/week during her college program and purchased her own food, clothes, souvenirs etc. and we never had to send her money. At that time, two years ago, the housing was around $90/week. She didn't take her car and used the shuttles for transportation. Overall, we were very pleased how everything worked out as there was nothing out of pocket for us other than paying for her flight there and visiting a couple of times!
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #1192
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Our daughter worked 40 hours/week during her college program and purchased her own food, clothes, souvenirs etc. and we never had to send her money. At that time, two years ago, the housing was around $90/week. She didn't take her car and used the shuttles for transportation. Overall, we were very pleased how everything worked out as there was nothing out of pocket for us other than paying for her flight there and visiting a couple of times!
That's fantastic, thank you for answering me so quickly!
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #1193
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My dd is there now working for the CP. She works 40-45 hours a week. They take rent straight from her check ($85ish a week). She has enough leftover to live on and do a little shopping. We have not sent her any money. We did make her save 6 months of car insurance, car payments and cellphone bill up before she went though.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:53 PM   #1194
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My dd is there now working for the CP. She works 40-45 hours a week. They take rent straight from her check ($85ish a week). She has enough leftover to live on and do a little shopping. We have not sent her any money. We did make her save 6 months of car insurance, car payments and cellphone bill up before she went though.
Great idea to save the $ ahead of time for those expenses.

My sister worries because a co-worker told her that her son never had any spending money and the money he earned went 100% to housing.

I told her maybe that is just what her son told her so he could get some money out of his parents.

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #1195
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Dd got accepted in March and went in August. We made a budget of how much she would need to cover her normal expenses and she had to promise she would have the $$ for the budget before she left. She worked really hard and did it. Be sure they save $$ for the household stuff she will need too. There was a lot of little things she had to purchase when she got there and they really added up. She has 7 roommates and to my knowledge none of them are having $$ issues. They go out to eat quite a bit and shop even more! She seems to be loving it there!!
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My DD is there now - she clears enough after her rent to buy food and an occasional night out. I have "helped" out a bit at the start, but she's doing well managing her own money right now. It's good practice - one step beyond where she has been as a college student living on campus.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #1197
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My DD is there now - she clears enough after her rent to buy food and an occasional night out. I have "helped" out a bit at the start, but she's doing well managing her own money right now. It's good practice - one step beyond where she has been as a college student living on campus.
This is one of the reasons my sister would like her to go. My niece decided to live at home while attending school and my sister would like her to get some "life" experience on her own. Learn how to pay bills, handle an emergency, and etc.

I'm so glad I am getting positive feed back on this.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:19 PM   #1198
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Is it true that if you are accepted in to the program, you have to pay a deposit of around $350?
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Is it true that if you are accepted in to the program, you have to pay a deposit of around $350?
Yes, my daughter had to pay $300. A portion of this covered her first 2 weeks rent.
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Yes, my daughter had to pay $300. A portion of this covered her first 2 weeks rent.
Thanks Brenda, my DD hasn't been accepted yet, but if she is I want to be prepared, especially if it's around Christmas time.
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