Off-campus housing is affordable, but it's not always in the best condition. It's best to have two or three roommates to split the rent to reduce costs. Some of the houses are too far from campus and would not be an affordable move for students who do not have cars. The houses or apartments are not always in the best neighborhoods, either, which is especially rough for those who have children.
For women that enroll at Rust and do have children, they have the option to stay off campus or in the special dorms for women who have children, which are somewhat off campus. These mothers have the option to their own dorm rooms and privacy. This is a good option to have because a child should not stop students from going to college. There are day care and bus systems for children, too.