Deciding Where to Live Second Year
Please use the following comparison guide to analyze the various factors involved in living on or off Grounds after first year.
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|FACTORS||ON GROUNDS||OFF GROUNDS|
|Decision dates||November for Residential Colleges; early spring semester for all other locations.||
Off-Grounds options are available through spring.
|Rent cost (monthly)||$769 per month (average) with a 9-month commitment based on the academic year||$623-$1,061 per month for a 12-month lease|
|Utilities (based on a 915-square-foot apartment)||Included ($0 additional cost)||Not included ($189 additional monthly cost per unit, on average, for electricity, heating, water, waste disposal)|
|Parking costs included||No||No|
|Wi-Fi||Free Wi-Fi in all rooms||Varies|
|Obtaining the space||Submit application, select room, sign housing agreement||Sign lease|
|Flexibility (for study abroad/withdrawal)||Released from University housing contract||No flexibility (must continue to pay)|
|Financial aid award||Paid directly to UVA Housing for the student||Student-managed|
|Financial accountability||Responsible only for self||Roomates collectively responsible|
|University bus stops||Always nearby||Not always nearby|
|Maintenance and security of property||University responsible||Landlord/management company responsible|