Deciding to rent an apartment is something that many college students decide to do during their time away from home. If you do not rent one while in school, then renting a place of your own is something you will probably be doing shortly after graduation. Before you make that commitment and sign your name on that lease, there are a few things you should probably know and think about first.

College Dorm

Everybody has their own reasons as to why they should live on or off campus. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages that make both a viable solution for where to live while in college. Here's a quick comparison to give you the ins and outs of both sides so that you can make an informed decision on what choice is appropriate for your life.

Living on Campus

The biggest advantage of living on campus is that all of your needs are paid for. Whether that means through grants, loans, or your parents is a different story, but here and now it's already covered in the same bill that your tuition is.