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Off-Campus Student Info

Male student at conference table - SMDeciding whether to live on or off campus is a significant decision. In addition to the conveniences, opportunities, and freedom that either option presents, you must also consider the responsibilities associated with both.

In many ways, living off campus means you will assume more responsibilities such as:

  • Paying monthly bills
  • Cooking and cleaning
  • Living in a neighborhood with college students and non-students

Living off campus also has financial implications. Costs that are included in room and board charges for living on campus such as food, Internet, television/cable and utility bills are new expenses that you will have to consider and manage in addition to a monthly rent.

The question for you to answer is, “Are you ready to live off campus and on your own?"