Living Off-Campus Syracuse 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)
Glenn Crossing Plaza 7379 Oswego Rd
Liverpool, NY
Chase Bank
(315) 652-4607
4169 Elmcrest Rd
Liverpool, NY
Citizens Bank - Erie Blvd/Price Chopper
315-446-3131
2515 Erie Blvd East
Syracuse, NY
Citizens Bank - Shop City Plaza
315-463-9245
190 Swansea Dr
Syracuse, NY
Bank of America - Westhill
800.432.1000
4732 Onondaga Boulevard
Syracuse, NY
HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
Tri-County Mall 197 Downer St
Baldwinsville, NY
HSBC Bank
1.800.975.HSBC (4722)
St Joseph'S Hospital 500 N Salina St
Syracuse, NY
Chase Bank
(315) 682-4170
329 Fayette St
Manlius, NY
Citizens Bank - North Syracuse
315-458-3147
3808 Brewerton Rd.
Syracuse, NY
Citizens Bank - Liverpool
315-622-1294
7541 Oswego Road
Liverpool, 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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