How to Live Stress-free in Off-Campus UVA Student Apartments

by | Feb 13, 2024 | Student Housing Center

Moving from dorm life to off-campus living is exciting and frightening. You have more freedom and feel like an adult, but you also have adult responsibilities. Here are some tips for living stress-free in off campus UVA student apartments.

Per-Person Contracts Are Best

You have many options when you move off campus. There are traditional apartment complexes that rent to anyone and student-centric apartments that focus on student living.

What’s the difference?

The difference is how the leases are handled. With traditional Apartments, everyone on the lease is equally responsible for payment. If you’re splitting rent four ways, and one person can’t pay their rent, you and your other two roommates are held responsible for their share. If the full rent doesn’t get paid, then everyone in the apartment faces eviction.

Student-centric apartments offer leases that are per-person contracts. What this means is that you are only responsible for your portion of the rent. If you have a roommate who can’t pay their bill, you don’t have to worry about being evicted as long as you pay your rent.

Student-centric apartments also take into consideration financial aid awards when proving income. As long as your financial aid covers the cost of your monthly rent, you don’t have to worry about providing income or getting a job unless you want to.

When you choose UVA student apartments with leases designed for student living, you’ll live with less stress. For more information about student apartments, check out Lark on Main at

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