Rutgers University has partnered with Places4Students.com, a company that specializes in providing Off-Campus Housing solutions for post-secondary students. This service is FREE for all students to use as an effective method of finding a place to live off-campus or finding a roommate. Students need not register to search Students listings.
- Students can click here to view rental listings for the South Jersey area.
- Students can click here to register to post a FREE sublet ad or roommates needed profile
DISCLAIMER: Rutgers University does not endorse any landlord, management company, or individual who lists with Places4Students. This service is provided to assist students seeking available off-campus housing and landlords seeking student tenants. Students and landlords are solely responsible for making informed, legal decisions for any contracts they may enter into. The University and Places4Students are not parties to any contract or other agreement between any student or landlord. Rutgers University does not guarantee in any manner the service or quality of any listed resources, landlord, management companies, properties, housing or individuals. Students, parents, and other members of the University and South Jersey community are under no obligation to utilize Places4Students, the resources listed herein, or to rent from companies or individuals listed with Places4Students.
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
PRICING AND PLANNING YOUR BUDGET
Planning your budget should be the first thing you do when thinking about becoming an off-campus renter. Here are some budgetary items you need to consider when renting off-campus:
- Security Deposit amount and the terms for refund when you move-out
- Renter’s Insurance each month
- Furniture (Should you buy or rent? Are there options to rent a furnished unit?)
- Cable/Internet bills including installation costs/fees (Which providers are in what areas?)
- If you need to pay for your own utilities – gas, electric, water, sewer, garbage collection bills
- Fuel, tolls, or other public transit fees (Commuting Costs)
- Vehicle Maintenance (Due to additional wear/tear on your car)
- Feel free to utilize this handy semester/monthly budget worksheet to layout your expenses to see what you will be able to afford living off campus: Off-Campus Living Budget Worksheet
- Rent Lingo Renters’ Resources has a rent calculator, neighborhood comparisons, discusses types of rentals for each person and many other resources a first time renter may need at: Rentlingo.com/resources
How far do you want to live from campus? What type of neighborhood or housing option do you want to live in? Do you prefer a shared house or an apartment to yourself in a large complex? There are many components to consider…as well as, what is best for your pockets!
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