There’s no doubt that living on campus while attending the university has its benefits. However, if you feel that living off-campus would offer you more space and other conveniences, you may start looking for affordable off-campus apartments at LSU. Here are a few things to consider as you make your decision.

Many who have decided to live off-campus feel that it was a terrific way for them to gain experience that helped them later in life. They had the opportunity to learn how to budget, have a good relationship with others, sign legal contracts, and interact with the landlord and those who performed maintenance on the apartment in a professional way. It also allowed them to start their rental history, which helped them find a house or apartment after graduation.

To make a good decision about living off-campus, you really must know what you are getting into. This means closely considering the lease. It also means understanding how much you will really need to afford an apartment off-campus. Finding affordable off-campus apartments near LSU and sharing expenses with a roommate or two can be helpful. Some apartments include electricity, water, and other utilities, which can offer significant savings.

Consider transportation as well. Calculate how much it will cost to use public transportation or how much you will spend in gas or parking when deciding if living off-campus is right for you.

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