So. Your kid got into a college. Or maybe a few colleges. And the decision has been made. You think you can sit back and relax now because that year of stress and arguments, all those months of waiting, they're all behind you, right? Um, not so fast.
Regardless of the reason for the decision, before you take the plunge and live off campus, you need to do your homework. Here are five important things to consider and ask about when considering off-campus housing.
If you think about it, having a college roommate is a lot like getting married. You and your roommate are stuck with each other -- for better or worse, in sickness and in health, until summer vacation parts you.
The transition from residing in a nice spacious bedroom to living in a limited-spaced dorm can be quite tricky. You have to consider your roommate and their belongings, along with items that are simply prohibited in a college dorm for safety reasons.