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Rent too high for college students; NC State Housing waiting list is growing

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RALEIGH, NC – We shared with you stories of people struggling to find affordable housing and that trickles down to college students looking for housing.

Donna McGalliard, NC state executive housing director, tells CBS 17 that the university’s fall housing waitlist is longer than usual.

An important reason for this is that more and more people want to live on campus to avoid the high rental costs.

According to NC State’s housing website, the projected cost for a double room for the Fall 2022 semester is $3,400. Rent.com shows the average price for a one bedroom apartment at more than $1,500 per month.

While more students want to remain on campus, McGalliard tells CBS 17 that meeting all of those requests will be difficult due to a record-breaking number of freshmen coming to campus in the fall.

“We want to make sure we’re catering to as many students as possible, but sometimes, like this year, that might just not be possible,” McGalliard said. The university also offers a website with options for off-campus housing. Click here to learn more.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/rent-too-high-for-college-students-nc-state-housing-waitlist-grows/ Rent too high for college students; NC State Housing waiting list is growing

Dais Johnston

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