I am looking to go to grad school for planning in Fall '06, specializing in Economic Development or Housing/Real Estate. I am from Michigan, but have been living in DC for the past year, so don't know if I'll be able to get in-state tuition in MI, and would ultimately like to work on the East Coast after graduation. Any suggestions for good (relatively cheap) schools on the East Coast (preferably between DC and Boston) for these specializations?
Also, everyone keeps saying that planning is a low-paying field. How low-paying are we talking here, at least for a starting salary out of grad school? Thanks for any tips and advice.