For most students, it doesn’t. For some, they save money. Students receiving financial aid see no change to their packages if they opt to live off campus, regardless of the cost of the off-campus house. “We do financial aid the same way because irrespective of where you live, you’re going to pay,” said Michael Bartini, the director of student aid.
A greater percentage of students in the Class of 2021 are receiving financial aid than in any class before, reflecting in part a change in the Office of Admissions’ high school recruitment and application fee policies.