Whether it is cheaper to live off campus really depends on the choices you make about your living situation. Living off campus may add additional expenses such as utility bills and security deposits as well as transportation costs to get to campus.

There is no set price for off-campus housing. Rooms in houses can range from $300 to $600 per month, and one-bedroom apartments can range from $300 to $1,000. Apartment communities that rent by the bedroom range from $400 to $500. Please be sure to consider whether the rent includes utilities and how energy-0efficient the apartment is as this can affect your monthly costs. What initially looks to be less expensive can actually be more expensive because utilities are not included.