If you live on campus, your bed, dresser, and desk are provided.
Will your off campus housing be furnished? Will you need to buy more than a bedroom set (i.e. a table, couch, TV stand, etc.)
With your meal plan at Carey, you have the option of full meals including side dishes three times daily.
If you plan to grocery shop and cook at home, will your meals be as economical? Will you still go out for convenience food items and then spend money on groceries plus dining out?
When you live on campus, getting to class, extra curricular activities, and socializing is a snap.
Will you spend more money on car maintenance to drive back and forth each day?
Living on campus provides for the opportunity to make one payment for room and board at the beginning of the trimester.
If you live off campus, will you be ready for a monthly budget and monthly payments? Are you sharing expenses with a friend now? If so, are you certain they will make timely payments each month too? Are you prepared to pay for housing for 12 months a year instead of only when you are taking classes?