Living off campus in
By Michael Fahey
Washington and Lee students get a taste of the real world when they move off campus during their junior and senior years, but this experience can often be expensive and potentially dangerous.
Approximately 800 W&L students live off campus, and with rents that can reach $475 per month, per person, the bills can often be daunting. During the winter months, it’s often difficult to heat the older homes within the city limits that were built at the turn of the century.
Woods, who lives in a home on Tucker Street that was built in the
1880s, said, “I think we came in with a realistic set of expectations.
Heating’s been a problem…the heating
bills have been exceptionally
For those students receiving financial aid, Washington and Lee University’s Head of Financial Aid John DeCourcy said that students can use any portion of their financial aid package remaining after tuition costs to help subsidize the costs of living off-campus.
Produced by Washington and Lee journalism students.
Lead supervisor: Prof. Claudette Artwick
Technical supervisor: Michael Todd