On Vs. Off Campus Housing

Living expenses On-Campus vs. Off Campus
Amenities On Campus Off Campus Price Difference Total Savings
Room/Rent $4250 - 5800* $7800 - 9290** $3600  
Heating/Cooling Included $900 $900  
High Speed Internet & Cable TV Included $650 $650  
Gas used to drive to campus N/A Minimum  $1200*** N/A  
Furniture Included $1000 $1000  
Water/Sewage Included $250 $250  
Electricity Included $300 $300  
Pest Control Included $150 $150  
Programs/Activities Included N/A N/A  

* Based on 2-Semester Rent
** Based on required 12 month lease
*** Based on daily average driving for a year

In addition to the cost of living off- campus, think about these questions:

  • Is it feasible to move off- campus during these tough economic times?
  • How many dependable friends will you need to cover the living expenses?
  • Am I willing to risk having a bad credit score if my roommates abandoned me? How will I cover the bills?
  • Could I use an extra $6850 in savings?

If you have any questions or concerns about University Housing please do not hesitate to contact us through the following means:

  • Call us at 803-641-3790
  • Email us at Housing@usca.edu
  • Write to us at:
    471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801