Living Off-Campus Hopewell Junction NY

Living off campus can be a lot of fun, and a great learning experience. But, it can also be expensive. If this is your first year living off campus you may be in for a shock. Everything costs than you thought.

Local Companies

Chase Bank
(845) 565-5380
353 New Windsor Hwy
New Windsor, NY
Bank of America - North Plank Rd
800.432.1000
86 North Plank Rd
Newburgh, NY
Citizens Bank - Newburgh / Midtown
845-565-6650
456 Broadway
Newburgh, NY
Wells Fargo - Fishkill
845-897-9623
1098 Main St
Fishkill, NY
Citizens Bank - Peekskill SS
914-736-5201
1831 East Main St.
Peekskill, NY
Chase Bank
(845) 534-2535
36 Broadway
Cornwall, NY
Bank of America - Cornwall
800.432.1000
25 Quaker Ave
Cornwall, NY
Citizens Bank - Poughkeepsie Burnett SS
845-452-2391
59 Burnett Blvd.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Citizens Bank - Fishkill
845-896-7910
463 Route 9
Fishkill, NY
Citizens Bank - Somers SS
914-621-3150
80 Route 6
Baldwin Place, NY

Provided by:

Living off campus can be a lot of fun, and a great learning experience. But, it can also be expensive. If this is your first year living off campus you may be in for a shock. Everything costs than you thought.

Buy a used bike. A beat-up bike will get you wherever you need to go, probably won’t get stolen, and save you a fair amount in gas costs and parking permits (both at home and at school).

Buy a dining hall card. This way you won’t have to waste time and money grocery shopping, cooking, and doing dishes. You can visit your friends while you eat, and you can actually do your shopping at school. Dining halls usually have a fair sampling of fruit, bagels, and cereal. Bring a few Tupperware containers and your dinner at the dining hall has just provided your breakfast at home.

Free connections. You may not believe me, but the Internet is not one of life’s basic necessities. When it comes to either paying your water bill or your wireless bill, water should win. So, either use the Internet only when you’re at school or move into an apartment building where wireless or DSL is included. Same goes for cable.

Fun without funds. Check out free campus events, including movie screenings, plays, and lectures.

Shop smart. Hit the discount stores. And I’m not talking about Target or WalMart. I’m speaking of real discount stores—Big Lots or dollar stores. Dishwashing soap, cleaning materials, Tupperware will all be significantly cheaper.


Click here to read the rest of the article at YoungMoney.com.

Related Articles