If I were you I'd stay at IB. Apparently you can save $900 per month if you stay there because they don't take your whole per diem. Some people like IB and many don't. I think I could live in any place for a few months especially if I'm being paid $900 per month to do so.Thanks for the input guys. Lucky for me, my wife and kid can stay at my parents if needed. I guess I'm already counting on graduating considering I'm the type of person to just not accept failure, but then again this is a total career change for me. I'm former military, so the drive to succeed without failure is still in me.
I am taking a rough $15k cut in yearly pay for the first year. Which sucks but hopefully the cost of living at my first assignment will be much lower than my current city of Nashville.