Same Questions, Different Generations

BC Town Hall Meeting, 1992

The above article was published on December 3, 1990 - approximately five year before most current off-campus students were born. Despite over a quarter century passing, the same questions about budgeting and finances persist today. In a sense, learning to manage your personal budget is a rite of passage for college students living off-campus and on their own for the first time. The most important piece of advice our office can give students is not rush into anything. Consider all aspects of the off-campus living experience; from the type and costs of utilities, parking, grocery shopping, subletting, to rental costs and roommates. Create a plan for your time off-campus and budget out your monthly expenses accordingly. It is not always an easy task, but one that will benefit you in the long run.

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