Affordability and Availability of Off Campus Housing

Story by Zachary Downes and Shawn Wilson   Kent, OH – On campus housing expenses could be seen as a cause to move off campus, but the availability of off-campus housing is a different question. Campuses around the country charge students for room and board. At Kent State specifically, they charge $3,323 dollars for a standard dorm room per student per semester. In addition, the basic meal plan is $1,935 per semester. For students at other schools, the prices for on campus housing is a bit different. Indiana State University charges $4,373 per semester for a standard two person dorm room. Indiana State University student Vanessa Shelton said living on

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What You Need to Know About Off-Campus Housing

Story by: Michael Bratton, Alyssa Flynn, Haley Phillippi and Rob Rompala Off-campus housing is becoming overcrowded and has resulted in unfair standards of living in the city of Kent, among other problems. The many factors that come into play when students have to deal with living off-campus are money, landlords, apartment conditions, housing security and roommates. With the overflow of students on campus, some students are left with very little or no options to choose from in Kent. “Kent State has a population of about 32,000 students, although only about 6,500 of them currently live on campus,” said Patricia Dennison, assistant to the vice president of the Division of Enrollment

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