Should I live on campus, off campus or at home?

This calculator allows you to budget and compare costs of different living arrangements for you or a child attending college. The main options are 1) live on campus in a dormitory or other housing, 2) live off campus, or 3) live at home.

Living in a dorm or sharing a rental unit near campus with roommates is often an economical way of keeping down living expenses. Another advantage of living close to campus is lower transportation expenses.

Living at home may be the cheapest option, but it often involves more spending for transportation.

Living arrangement costs should be considered when planning for your college expenses.

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