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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Students throw their caps in the air ahead of their graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on July 15, 2014 in London, England. Students of the London College of Fashion, Management and Science and Media and Communication attended their graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Shout out to the many households who are adjusting to your kid living away from home and on-campus. It’s not easy saying goodbye, but you get used to the unanswered text and calls you might be experiencing. When my kids when off to school I danced in joy, but held their baby pictures in my hands as I waltzed across the floor. The best states for college students living off campus is going to be in a few rankings, but in our neck of the woods of North Carolina, it looks like Virginia came in above us.

Coming in at nine out of ten is West Virginia because the typical on-campus room and fees range from $9,700 and up. As a sophomore my kid rented from a landlord and figured out how to include groceries for meals. Coming in ten is North Carolina!!!! Not sure to be happy or just lament in the idea that we made at least top ten. Soon the holidays will be here and the jingles of Christmas bells will soon cheer up our spirits. Let me be the first to say, Merry Christmas.

First African American, one-woman syndicated radio host in the Southeast region for major broadcast networks. Over the past 23 years my passion and perseverance has lead me to reach and relate to demographics spanning, Sports stations, Country, Hip-hop, R & B, Gospel, Adult Contemporary & Top 40 radio stations. I have a unique way of setting the tone, and people feel comfortable telling their story,