Off-Campus Housing Resources

Off-Campus Housing Resources

Exploring Off-Campus Living

Viterbo University's Office of Student Life created this page to provided Viterbo students with the necessary information, resources and tools to determine the best possible place to live during the many stages of their Viterbo career.  Our goal is to make sure students have all the information they need to make educated housing decisions as well as the support and resources they need to be successful wherever they choose to live. 

The information provided on this page and in the PDF iconHousing Comparison Guide is intended to assist students in comparing the costs, amenities, and experiences associated with living on- or off-campus. Please feel free to contact a member of the Student Life staff if you have questions or would like to talk through your options.


COST COMPARISON: OFF-CAMPUS VS. ON-CAMPUS LIVING

*Important Note: Merit scholarships are reduced by $1,000-$2,000 and additional need-based financial aid could be reduced if a student moves off-campus. To determine the impact of living off-campus on your specific financial aid award, please contact the financial aid office after you have received your 2018-19 financial aid offer.

On-Campus Housing Costs

 

Rent
(9 Month Contract)

Meal Plan
(9 Month Contract)
Parking

Utilities 

Technology 
(internet and cable)
Room and Board portion of merit award Total Academic
Year Cost
Residence Halls

 

$430-$463/month

$611/month
(7 Day all access)

Parking not
available to
first-year students

Included 

Included up to $2000 per year

$7,369/year
to
$7,666/year

McDonald, Rose,
Treacy, Canticle

 

$545.55/month

$555/month
(15 meals) 

$13.90/month
(on-campus lot)

Included Included up to $2000 per year

$7,377.55/year
to
$8,030/year

Clare Apartments

$598.89 - $822.22
/month

$482.50/month
(160 block)
$27.80/month
(Clare garage)
Included Included up to $2000 per year

$7,955.71/year
to
$9,992.68/year

 

Average Off-Campus Rental Costs

 

Rent
(Average 12 month/Tenant)

Food
(per Tenant)
Parking and Fuel Utilities
(per Tenant)
Technology
(per Tenant)
Average WI Renter's Insurance Total Yearly Cost
Two
Bedrooms

$387.50/month

Groceries, eating out, etc. - $245/month

Commuter meal plan - $133/month

$378 total/month

Commuter pass - $3.00/month

Gas - $30 - $50.00/month

$33.00-$53.00
total/month

$50.00/month

$25.00/month

$15.58/month

$10,476/year  to $10,716/year 

Four
Bedrooms

$337.50/month

Groceries, eating out, etc. $245.00/month

Commuter meal plan - $133.00/month

$378.00 total/month

Commuter pass - $3.00/month

Gas - $30 - $50.00/month

$33.00-$53.00
total/month

$30.00/month

$12.50/month

$15.58/month

$9,492/year
to
$9,732/year

We recognize that the above comparison is based on average costs in average off-campus housing facilities near Viterbo.  We encourage students to research other options, if they like.  Students can enter costs into this FileOff-Campus Calculator and it will calculate total costs for you; it also works as a printed document.

 


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