If you are a senior the good news is that you most likely qualify for off-campus living and will have several choices of affordable, cheaper off-campus student housing. If you are among the unlucky students that don’t qualify you will have to stay in one of Millkin’s dorms or in “The Woods”. The Woods is a privately owned complex for on-campus student housing. However, it’s expensive. Prices at “The Woods” are upwards of $600 per month.
You can live off-campus with your relatives that live in the local community. Which is great, it means your parents should be able to sign a lease and you can live in the property. You are also allowed to live off-campus if you can’t afford to pay the expensive prices at “The Woods”.
There are 5 big players in the off-campus student housing market. The one that comes to mind first is Fairwood Student Housing (217-855-8985). They are a great off-campus student rental option with most of their off-campus student rental houses located on West Wood Street. That’s South West of the campus. Another off-campus student housing alternative is the Greg properties located South East of the campus. The third major off-campus student rental housing option are the Pierce properties West of the Perkinson Music Center. The Fairwood Student Housing homes are conveniently located near the Tabor School for business, Leighty-Tabor Science Center and the Perkinson Music Center.
The last two off-campus student housing options are the Mechling properties and the Bradshaw properties. The off-campus student housing providers are less geographically concentrated that the previously mentioned Fairwood Student Housing Facebook.
Off-campus student rental housing is definitely recommended. Off-campus student rental housing is a cheaper, more affordable alternative to “The Woods” and allows a lot of independence and the opportunity to start living life more as an adult.
It’s highly recommended to talk to your Senior friends and get the inside scoop on off-campus student housing so you can live off-campus on your Senior year. Technically “The Woods” is an on-campus student housing option but it’s not really on-campus in a geographic sense. It’s clearly at the fringe of campus like all the other off-campus affordable options. As for safety, both “The Woods” and the off-campus student rentals that are adjacent to campus such the Fairwood Student Housing properties and the Greg properties are safe off-campus options as stone trough away from campus. You can actually see the Millikin campus from some of the off-campus student housing rentals."
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