Liverpool University

Housing while in college

Having a place to live is perhaps one of the top three most important thing after which people are after in their life. Education is also somewhere in this category. But when the two combine you really need to make the right choice depending on who you are and what you want. When it is time to finish high school and go to university you need to also decide where you will be living. You can:

  • Live at home
  • Live at campus
  • Rent a place

Your first option is to live with you family if you are lucky enough to have a decent university in your hometown. For this to happen you must also have the desire to study there because there is a good chance they might not have the specialty you wish to major in. But for the sake of the discussion let us assume that everything is fine and you have decided to not move out of home. Staying with your parents is not all that bad at all. You will be able to save a lot of money for housing but as a gentle reminder you should perhaps try and contribute more to the family budget. At this age you can get a part-time job and bring some money home for food and bills. The only limitation is that you can’t have all the freedom in the world but there is plenty of time in the future for that.

Staying on campus ensures making many acquaintances and a lot of parties

Liverpool UniversityYour second option in case you go abroad or in another town is to stay at campus. Most big universities have dorms and they are not very expensive too. You will however need to engage your parents for help with your relocation process. Another option is to simply look for professional movers. Most of them are licensed to do student custom removals and they will also offer insurance too. There will be rules at campus and they are usually aimed at trespassers. You will rarely be given the opportunity to have a friend or friends over for a party. Transportation to school, however, will not be a problem because many faculties are usually situated near or inside the campus. Living away from your parents only with a desk and a bed can be frustrating but it also opens up many new opportunities for you. Save money and opt only for affordable services and goods.

Finally you can also select not to stay on campus but go out and look for an accommodation. You can share it with someone or live on your own. While the first option guarantees fewer expenses and smaller fees it also means that you cannot simply do whatever you want at home. You and your roommate will need to cope with each other’s problems and presence. Zurich and Frankfurt for example are towns where most students rent a place instead of living on campus. Yes, you guessed it right – it will cost you.