Living Off-Campus Potsdam 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

HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
Diagonal From Post Office 14 Elm St
Potsdam, NY
Community Bank
(315) 347-2141
111 CHURCH ST
HERMON, NY
NBT Bank - Massena Branch
800-628-2265
264 Main Street
Massena, NY
Community Bank - Madrid Branch
Your local branch. (See site.)
3748 County Route 14
Madrid, NY
KeyBank - Winthrop Branch
1-888-539-1234
645 Hwy 11c
Winthrop, NY
HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
Next To Peets Jewelers 16 Phillips St
Massena, NY
Community Bank
(518) 856-9360
1573 STATE ROUTE 458
ST. REGIS FALLS, NY
NBT Bank - Canton Branch
800-628-2265
5 Park Place
Canton, NY
HSBC - Massena Branch
1.800.975.4722
16 Phillips Street
Massena, NY
Community Bank - Potsdam - Market St Branch
Your local branch. (See site.)
64-70 Market Street
Potsdam, NY
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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.


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