How to Afford Student Cottages by wirazunior


									How to Afford Student Cottages

Now that you have finally graduated from high school and getting to embark on the journey of a
lifetime at college, you need to find affordable student cottages for you stay in while you are
away from home. While you stayed at home with you, did not have a care or clue in the world
about paying rent and utilities to keep a roof over your head; your parents took care of
everything. Now that you are finally going to be on your own, it is time for you to learn how to
live responsibly while you are going to college. One of the first tasks you will learn as a grown
up is how to afford student cottages.

If you were awarded some scholarships, grants and loans to help offset the price of your
education, you are off to a good start. If you have opted not to stay on campus because you feel
you can find somewhere more affordable or you forgot to turn in your housing information on
time, relax. You can find affordable student cottages by looking in the local newspaper, checking
the memorandum boards in the different halls of your campus for vacancies and people who are
seeking roommates is the first place you should look.

Keep in mind that your scholarships and grant money will only go so far. You may need to find
additional sources for income so you can afford to live off campus. You may want to consider
pulling out a few loans or if you are not too keen about going into debt, you can always find a
work-study or part time job on campus or in the city. There are always places that are looking to
hire college students, so finding a job should pose no problem.

You need to be realistic about the amount of income you need to generate each month in order
for you to even consider the best student cottages. Most housing companies will only consider
your application if you make at least three times the amount of rent that is being requested for a
particular unit. Some places may be willing to work with you. As long as you don't have any
evictions or too many negative marks on your credit report, you can find a place to call home. Of
course, since your previous tenancy was at home with your parents, this should pose no
challenge to you.

Be on the lookout for roommates. If you find that you don't have enough time to find appropriate
student cottages or you are not quite ready or comfortable with the thought of living alone, you
should look at the classifieds for people who are in search of roommates. You can find some
really great student housing facilities that were once behind your means to afford, is now
affordable since you will be splitting the rent and bills between a few other people. Once you
have found the perfect place to call home, you can settle in and get ready to start focusing on
your studies.

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