For most students, the college provides the opportunity to live away from their parents and make critical decisions independently. One of these decisions is choosing where to live while pursuing studies. As a student, you have the option of staying in the campus dorms or renting an apartment outside the university. Either way, you will inevitably end up with some kind of debt.
The cost of college housing, both on-campus and off-campus constitutes one of the biggest expenses after college tuition, and therefore, students should make a financially sound decision when choosing a housing option. Knowing the costs involved, benefits and challenges of each option will put you in a better financial position.