Workshop To Examine Costs Of Living On, Off Campus

As the semester begins coming to a close and students are thinking about where they will live in the fall, the Student Money Management Center will highlight the pros and cons of living on and off campus and present some tips for finding a new “home” on Tuesday (April 16).

Their apartment-hunting workshop will be from 3:30-4:20 p.m. in Lowman Student Center Room 315.

Led by peer counselors Michael Rivera and Samantha McKinley, the workshop will reveal lesser-known costs associated with living both on and off campus and will “equip students with the tools necessary to find the best deal out there,” according to Rivera.

“Finding an apartment can be a stressful and confusing experience for students,” he said. “Many students sign a lease without fully understanding the significance of this legally binding document.”

“Students will learn about the unexpected costs of apartment living such as pet rent or a security deposit,” McKinley said. “We will provide a checklist of details to consider when searching for apartments including what is included in the rent, where it is located, and if it is furnished.”

The first 10 students to attend the workshop will receive a free SMMC T-shirt.

Snacks and drinks also will be provided.

For more information, contact the SMMC at 936.294.2600 or

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