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There is 1 comment on Big Decision: Should I Stay On Campus or Move Off?

  1. You can find housing SO MUCH cheaper off campus. However, you need to consider a few things: do you have a car or the money for an uber? Depending on where you are coming from, the commute can be very long. You’ll have to pay for parking as well, if you have a car. Either daily or by buying a pass from the school.
    For what is offered on campus though, at the price (what with laundry blocks away often times, having to pay for that too, paying to have a car on campus in addition to 25k a year you already pay, 1-7 roommates, limited private space), I find more value living off campus. You don’t have to buy a meal plan. You can find rooms for rent for under $1000/month, meaning you could spend less than 8k a year on housing instead of 21-25k/ 2 semesters. How much in students loans do you want to be left with?

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