Out Of The Nest, In The Shell: Helping Your Introvert Set Up College Housing

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Some people tend to do better when they are left alone. Although some may think that being alone too often is something to be worried about, many introverts prefer their own space. If you have an introverted child who is going off to college, they may feel apprehensive about a dorm situation. Many introverts feel drained when they are around people all the time and many will not like being assigned a stranger to room with. If your child prefers their alone space and you want to make sure they can operate to the best of their abilities, here are some options for finding student housing. 

Handle the cash

If your child will be living in off-campus housing or apartment housing, you will likely need to handle month-to-month rent. You and your college-bound student can spend the summer working and contributing money into an account just for college rent. That way, during the school year, rent will largely be taken care of or take a smaller dent out of you and your child's paycheck. If you student is issued a student refund or scholarship money or expenses, have them deposit the money into this account. Take over paying rent for them to make sure it is paid on time and that there will be no emergency calls home for cash. 

Look at off-campus housing versus on campus

Even in a single door, most dorms are close together and subject to noise, parties, and more. An apartment off campus that is more family based would be a quieter option. Look for an apartment that is nearby public transportation or by the school so that your student will have transportation. Even if they do have a vehicle, many college campus parking lots become congested during class time, so you don't want them late for class due to driving around and looking for a legal parking spot. Opt for a small studio so that your student can get a similar dorm experience and so that the rent will be more affordable for you family. 

Find roommate floor plans

If it is necessary for your child to have a roommate for financial reasons or low housing options, find a roommate floor plan that still offers privacy. Elect for an apartment that has rooms and bathrooms on opposite ends of the apartment and are connected by the living room and kitchen. Try matching your young scholar up with a roommate by looking for someone from your hometown who also prefers a quite living space. Having someone from their town who shares their need for reclusive cohabitation will help their first semester go smoothly. 

Contact a business like D&D Property Holdings LLC to learn more.