Living Off-Campus Saratoga Springs 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

Citizens Bank - Glenville / Wal-Mart
518-346-0196
200 Dutch Meadows Lane
East Glenville, NY
Citizens Bank - Clifton Park / Hannaford
518-373-0473
9 Clifton Country Road
Clifton Park, NY
TD Bank
518-692-2231
146 Main Street
Greenwich, NY
Citizens Bank - Glens Falls
518-792-0971
37 Bay Street
Glens Falls, NY
Bank of America - Saratoga Springs
800.432.1000
27 Division St
Saratoga Springs, NY
HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
Target 3025 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
Citizens Bank - Clifton Park
518-371-0290
1 Municipal Plaza
Clifton Park, NY
TD Bank
518-654-2311
97 Main Street
Corinth, NY
TD Bank
518-747-3308
14 Main Street
Hudson Falls, NY
Bank of America - Glens Falls
800.432.1000
14 La Rose St
Glens Falls, 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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