So your college student wants to live off campus next semester? There are many benefits to living off campus. As a parent, you probably have many questions about what living off campus has to offer. Below we highlight some of the benefits and top reasons parents choose off campus housing for their student’s housing.
Depending on financial aid situations, living off-campus can cost significantly less. It’s easy to find out whether or not you and your college student will save money with off-campus housing. To figure this out, take the amount of money spent on student housing last year and divide it by the total months your student lived on campus. The number you get from that equation is the amount per month spent on campus living. Now compare that number to monthly rent for an off campus student apartment. In most cases, the off-campus rent is the more cost-efficient option.
Year Round Housing
Another main reason students opt to live off-campus is because off-campus housing offers the option to live near campus all year long. This option is especially important to students who are pursuing a field where internships help them get a foot in the door for a job after college. Studies like marketing, finance, human resources are just a couple of the fields where internships are beneficial to partake in during college years. If your student gets an internship near campus, off-campus housing is an excellent way to not miss out on these opportunities.
Living off-campus will allow your college student to be more responsible for their living situation. As a parent, you can rest assured that having this responsibility during college years will help them with adult life after graduation. Off-campus student apartments will make your student responsible for cleaning, cooking, and many other skills that will assist in adult life!
Gain Life Skills
Not only will your college student be responsible for cooking and cleaning, but will also learn valuable life skills from living on their own. Some of these life skills include budgeting, paying rent on time, grocery shopping and more. These are all life skills students will only live by living off-campus.
Know your college student is safe when they live in our off-campus student housing. Safety is our top priority at University Edge, and one of the ways we ensure that for our residents is a keyed entry. Having keyed access ensures no one can get into our building unless they have a key. As a parent, this will give you peace of mind.
Besides gaining life skills, your student will also gain something equally valuable for life after college, rental history. If your college student plans on getting an apartment after graduation having rental history gives them references that will help them get their desired apartments easier than without having a rental history.
Get out of the College Bubble
Living off-campus is a popular choice for upperclassman students because it allows students opportunities that on campus housing does not. Many students love the freedom living off-campus offers, plus just being able to have that extra psychological distance between where you live and where you study.
Better Roommate Situations
Unfortunately, bad roommate situations happen in college. At University Edge, you can pick your roommates and the floorplan that works best for your lifestyle. Plus, at University edge rent is paid on a per room basis. So if your roommate misses rent, it won’t affect your student in any way.
Think off-campus housing is your best option? We agree! See for yourself our off-campus student apartments when you schedule a tour at University Edge next semester.